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Tory leader William Hague has been snubbed by the cybersquatting community.

A Scottish entrepreneur put the domain name williamhague.co.uk up for sale on an online auction site earlier this year.

He sat back and waited for the offers to start rushing in. But after two months the domain name, for sale on names123.com, has not received a single bid.

"Maybe no-one feels that William Hague has a value, but we would suggest it would," said John Sewell, CEO of names123.com.

But he added: "Perhaps people think he will not be around long enough to be worth buying."

Maybe the seller, who shares the same name as the Tory leader, should rethink his 100 reserve price, or enlist the help of some ageing Tories to promote the cause.

Last week Lord Tebbit, former Conservative party chairman, was found giving Hague a back-handed compliment. In an interview with The New Statesman, he acknowledged that it would be "hard for Mr Hague to win an election".

But he added: "As he gets more interesting, people forget that he's bald, he's got an unusual voice and he's small." ®

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