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Gateway dismisses car registration claim

Forget domain name squatting, now we have people trying to make money out of car registration plates
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Written by Will Knight, Contributor on

A British man is trying to hold PC manufacturer Gateway to ransom over a car numberplate bearing the letters "G 8 WAY".

In a new twist to domain name squatting Mr Stern from Hanworth in Middlesex has decided that owning the rights to this registration number gives him the right to some money and has written to Gateway asking for a four figure sum for "this unique number".

Gateway has given the request short shrift. "I wrote back and told him to get lost," says vice president Mike Swalwell. "It doesn't even make me think of Gateway."

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