by Rupert Insider
It would not be proper or even smart to publish all thats’ going on, but as far as we can, we will keep you posted.
A good way to bring an end to Koptalk would be to go straight for the heart – the domains. Without them Koptalk is nothing. At the very least it will cause Oldham considerable effort to put his house in order.
This is an email (printed with permission but with name deleted) that one of the blog participants has sent to pipex-net hosting services.
This is not a pure squatting issue – it is about violations of terms of service pertaining to domains on the named hosting service.
But if you want another look at the sites Oldham has squatted on look again at https://koptalkinsider.wordpress.com/scam-alert/
If you want to support this effort you could also write using this email as a model.
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Koptalk.Insider@gmail.com
Date: Oct 17, 2006 10:35 AM
Subject: Major Terms Of Service violations
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It is with regret that I have to inform you of the following domains, koptalk.com, koptalk.org, koptalkinsider.com, koptalkinsider.co.uk and michaelbarrymore.tv , which all appear to be registered with Pipex, either directly using your 123-reg domain operations arm, or through what appears to be your TUCOWS reseller account, violate numerous parts of your Terms Of Service agreement (www.123-reg.co.uk/terms/general-terms.shtml ).I feel the above domains breach at least the following parts of your TOS;
5.1.2 and 5.1.6 which can lead to suspension and or termination of clients services according to 5.5.
Domain Services Service Provision
27.2.1, 27.2.2 and 27.7.
Please may I draw your attention to the following web address which lead to my suspicions of TOS violations: https://koptalkinsider.wordpress.com/scam-alert/
I understand that some of these accusations may merit further investigation by Pipex Communications PLC before any action can be taken and I would be more than happy to help assist, if required. Can I also request that my name and email address be kept private at all times.
Thank you for your time.
We have reason to believe the Trading Standards file on Oldham is active. If anyone has any complaint this would be a good time to report it. To review what issues the TradingStandards cover look again at
A good example of a genuine complaint is provided by a contributor Nico.
My understanding is that he asked for the money back and was told it was not a priority. I recommend Nico write to Trading Standards giving the details of his order and method of payment, any receipt, any correspondence with Koptalk. He could add that the book was promised 2 years ago and then 1 year ago and now next year. In June-July 2006 Oldham admitted, as reported verbatim on this blog, that he had not begun to write it but when he did it would take a few minutes.
Send a copy to Oldham. It has been shown he is much more likely to pay if threatened with the small claims court or Trading Standards.
Senior Trading Standards Officer
Environment, Regeneration & Housing
The Killingworth Site
PO Box 113
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org ——————————————————
See the blog article Koptalk News – an Honest Alternative
I received correspondence and several individuals and groups expressed an interest . There have been ongoing consultations about different models – some of which are now under development. I believe that it will all result in something definite and will report it then.
I assume that there may have been other efforts to which I was not privy and which were not part of those consultations. Indeed, one of them appeared on the net the other day:
The person who created the site has subsequently informed me that it was prompted by the blog article. He wants to remain private. But he has identified himself as a long-standing contributor to the blog. He tells me his aim was to create an honest news service for LFC supporters free of Koptalk and free of a lot of the irrelevant and repetitious material that spoils News Now.
There are several news-type sites relevant to LFC and I will make a list of them all, noting which of them are free of links to Koptalk.