DIARY: End nears for Zabel/Wilcox domain name spat

PR companies not yet in possession of every imaginable relevant internet domain name should start spending.

Last week saw the partial resolution of a nine-month spat between info-provider Hollis's UK MD Gary Zabel and service sector upstart Daryl Wilcox.

Zabel asked Wilcox to surrender the domain name hollispr.com last summer. He claimed Wilcox's acquisition of a corporate tag so unlike his own - he runs the humbly-titled Daryl Wilcox Publishing - could only have been motivated by 'impudence'.

Wilcox last week acceded to Zabel's demands. But Zabel only asked for - and only got - hollispr.com. He had never asked for - and was surprised by the existence of - hollispr.co.uk.

A session in a London boozer is expected to solve the final details of the domain name handover.

But Wilcox, it seems, is a repeat offender. He claims to have bought two dozen more sites with a view to forming links with other firms in this, er, domain. Talks have begun with US firm Mediamap over its edcals.com (editorial calendars) site. Wilcox owns edcals.co.uk...

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