Gap Inc. closed our previous domain.
Gap Inc, the multinational clothing corporation, known for its slick
advertising and allegations
of third world sweatshops, succeeded in closing the previous
domain that hosted this site, www.gap-online.co.uk.
Gap Inc, through their UK lawyers Clifford
Chance, alleged that visitors to that site would be confused into
thinking that Global Affiliate Programs was a site owned and managed
by The Gap Inc and that by using our initials in our URL we had
registered an 'abusive registration'.
you can imagine we rejected The Gap Inc's claims completely. We
think that our site is very obviously an affiliate directory and not a
clothes shop but what matters is what you, the visitors, think.
to show that we are being totally open about this we have some links
below to copies of the correspondence that has taken place to date.
view these files you require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be
downloaded free from Adobe.com.
read the correspondence and come to you own conclusions. One of the
allegations made but rejected by Nominet's Independent Expert was that
this site resembled gap.com. If want to compare the sites you can play
Spot The Difference.
you think, as we do, that The Gap Inc. are just used their commercial
muscle to complete a reverse domain name hijacking then please let
them know by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
or email their lawyers at email@example.com.
Please keep your comments polite.
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