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Well, it would seem that the Easy Group's attempt to take over domains beginning with "easy" has not found favour with a number of readers who have taken it upon themselves to register "easy" URLs and then email us with the details.

As such, we have Matthew Blades saying he has registered www.easylitigation.com (and noting that all other TLDs for this are available).

We have Dave Costa registering www.easy-protest.com as a, er, protest. He says .net and .org are also available but he couldn't afford to pick them all up. Why hasn't Easy Group already registered them itself, he queries.

Then we have Damien who has registered www.easytodo.co.uk and the patently ridiculous www.easy-awordnotatrademark-pettyurlbullies.co.uk.

However, it's not all bad news. Pat O'Shea has been in touch to stand up for Easy Group. Pat writes: "I have recently had business dealing with Stelios and EasyGroup and our efforts in producing a new air travel business product have, I think, been fruitful for both parties concerned. During my negotiations and discussions with Stelios, it emerged that a domain name 'easytransfer.co.uk' was registered in my name, and Stelios and his staff never bullied me into tranfering the ownership to his group, but as any clever business man would, he opted for the amicable agreement between the two parties."

Of course the fact that Pat was embarking on a business with Easy Group may make this case non-typical. Would you wish to send nasty legal letters to a future business partner? Well, not at the start anyway.

Still others have queried Easy Group's efforts. Will it go for www.easypic.com? Not only is it obviously trading under Easy Group's name but also has the audacity to offer hundreds of snaps of women with little on under headings like Cheerleaders, Housewives and Toys.

And then another reader questions whether once Easy Group owns all domains beginning with "easy" whether it will move onto all domains starting "ez". Seems possible. And why not? People that try to rip off big companies deserve everything they get. ®

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