Issued By
Lancashire County Council



Lancashire County Council is advising Lancashire businesses not to think that their website will be disconnected from the worldwide web, following a mailshot asking for over £200 to register with ‘Central Web Pages Register Ltd’ (CWP). 

Some Lancashire businesses having received the letter from CWP, have contacted the Trading Standards Service worried that they may lose their Company domain name on the worldwide web unless they pay £225.60.

This letter actually indicates that failure to pay CWP will simply result in the business not being listed as a web address on CWP’s own commercial site. The value of their website listing is for each business to consider. There is no requirement to register and not responding to this offer will not affect the Company’s domain name and access through existing search engines.

Web domain names are not subject to any government or compulsory registration but Nominet UK, a not-for-profit business, acts as a central registry for UK internet names. Where names are purchased their continued use is guaranteed under the initial registration. Although they may need to be renewed, no additional registration fee is payable to a third party.


Issued by the Media Unit, Corporate Communications Group, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ.

For further information please contact Clare Ianson on (tel) 01772 263537, Fax 01772 263553,

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