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Microsoft ends silence on hotmail domain SNAFU
Now sweet, but short
Microsoft has at last commented on the blunder that resulted in its lapsed hotmail.co.uk domain being snapped up by a private individual.
The person - who asked not to be named - then tried to alert Microsoft to the slip and hand back the domain, much like any decent person would if they saw someone drop a handkerchief, or a wallet, in the street.
However, his attempts to return the domain were ignored. Microsoft only took notice once El Reg got involved.
Anyhow, the software giant is remaining tight-lipped about how such an oversight might have occurred.
Instead, it said in a statement: "Microsoft has resolved this issue. We have put processes in place to ensure there is no recurrence of this eventuality."
What a relief. ®