Nominet worked with the relevant .uk registrars to suspend .uk domain names
Around 2,000 online shops selling counterfeit goods have been closed down by the Metropolitan Police E-Crime Unit.
After receiving a notification from the Police, Nominet worked with the relevant .uk registrars to suspend .uk domain names that were in breach of its terms and conditions.
Detective Inspector Paul Hoare from the E-Crime Unit told the BBC that many gangs registered fraudulent sites in bulk. He said the campaign to close the criminal sites would be on-going in the run-up to Christmas.
Nominet chief executive Lesley Cowle said that they were committed to tackling cybercrime.
These sites tried to lure customers by offering low prices for goods supposedly from Tiffany, Nike, GHD and other popular brands.
The operators of these sites had set them up in order to procure credit card and banking details of hapless customers.