Counterfeit websites from China

Up to 480,000 websites using the domain “” and selling goods are not based in the United Kingdom.  A majority of these counterfeit websites are actually located in China.

Up to 6 percent of all “” domain registrations are in foreign countries, with China leading the registrations. Most of these counterfeit sites are used to sell counterfeit goods.

Source:  Brian Milligan, “‘Fake UK sites’ trick consumers ,” BBC News, July 31, 2009.