Counterfeit websites from China

in Counterfeit Goods

Up to 480,000 websites using the domain “co.uk” 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 “co.uk” 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.

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