After taking a beating in the media for registering the matching .com domain name of the Royal Baby GeorgeAlexanderLouis.com it seems the Royal’s don’t want the domain even for free.
In a message sent from Buckingham Palace to Luc Biggs of of key-domains.com they politely declined to take the domain name for free.
The wording of the response is pretty much to the effect that the Royal’s gave to ibtimes.co.uk, where A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “Prince George’s online presence will come under the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s website until he is an adult, so there was no need to register a domain name just yet. We have our own suite of domain names that we are happy with.”
So now that Luc was called a cybersquatter by a lot of news outlets and bloggers it seems the Royal have no interest in the domain name I think Luc is free to do whatever he wants with the domain include parking it, selling it or developing it into a site.
What do you think?
What would you do with this domain now that the Royal Family has told Luc they have no interest in the domain?
the main objective was accomplished: get visibility and free marketing. who cares about the domain? 🙂
nonetheless, it shows how most people still see domains as of today: why do I need an X domain when I have a Y domain?
Yes, what would you do with a name-domain with a trainload of high-PR links/re-directs, receiving 7,500 visits/day and making $40/day?
Personally, the opposite would have surprised me.
Besides, the royal family uses .gov.uk, possibly .org.uk.
They don’t care about the .com, even if it’s got type-in.
EZ…………Find a guy who’s name is the same and sell it to him.
Here is the phone number to Buckingham Palace ( +44 20 7930 4832 ) now call and tell them you want to sell a domain name to them and see how and who responds. Seriously, how easy is it to say ” I spoke with them yesterday and they don’t want it”. Have we really become so gullible as readers? Please!!
Michael Berkens says
He got a response in writing via email
Ryan Jenkins says
@feder7 YOUR traffic is going to die very quickly, and ppc will follow, not much news as the word got out, after a week or so, nobody cares, and they will find the right site to post to.
Glad he was labelled as a cybersquatter, he has registered many TM names in the past by trying to profit from them, Luc Biggs Cybersquatter sounds about right, only after the media attention, did he attempt to give it for free, what a loser!
I would never buy a domain from Luc Biggs he is a born loser!
And I will add what are Prince Charles’ other names – no cheating now – regardless – no one cares.
We only know Prince Charles to be a pretty gnarly dude with 13 toes and 2 Adam’s apples ….
And for the record – I do not consider what Luc did to be cyber-squatting – I consider it to be betting on the horses – So some of you guys need to get off your holier than thou high horse.
Ryan Jenkins says
Why sit by a computer waiting for the name to come out, and have a heart attack trying to be the first if you are going to give it back for free, BAD PRESS, he got labelled, now everytime a potential buyer punches his name into google, he is going to be THAT DOUCHEBAG GUY! YEA THAT ONE!
This Australian publication claims the domain was registered “hours before the announcement”, from a list of possible name combinations: http://www.news.com.au/technology/swiss-business-man-luc-andre-biggs-buys-royal-baby-name-web-address/story-e6frfro0-1226685621752
However, it appears Luc did give an interview to a Swiss newspaper, stating he registered the domain within minutes of the announcement. Translated into English: http://bit.ly/12zBJFp
Brian Wick – “We only know Prince Charles to be a pretty gnarly dude with 13 toes and 2 Adam’s apples …”
No Brian, that’s Camilla.
keep giving the man more free publicity 🙂
He should have tried selling it to them for a million, maybe then they would have wanted it. (Or filed a UDRP against him.)
People don’t put much value on things they can get for free, all that much. Unless it’s a service like Facebook, I guess…
Ryan Jenkins says
I am sure he registered it to profit from it, when nobody came a knocking, and he was branded as a CYBERSQUATTER Mr. Luc Biggs decided to hand it over for free, Buckingham Palace wanted no business with this low life.
Perhaps they will be applying for their own TLD string in the future – .royals. So long as they don’t get an objection from the MLB.