Poptel was a partner in the Manchester Host and the Kirklees Host and became known as provider of Internet services to the Labour Party (UK). Working with the National Cooperative Business Association of the US, it launched the successful bid to create a top level Internet domain for use exclusively by cooperatives - ".coop" .
Poptel was "demutualised" and broken up into smaller businesses in September 2002. Staff from the web development department formed a new co-operative, Poptech (now Fused Technologies) and OSG Co-op (now Midcounties Co-operative) took over the .coop registry operation.
- Fused Technologies formerly Poptech
- .coop top level domain website
- Case study: Poptel by journalist Andrew Bibby, c.2001
- Poptel: how one workers' co-op was taken over by its investors by Andrew Bibby, first published in the Financial Times, 2003
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