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A Word About Public Business Meetings For New Startups... (HILARIOUS!)

 
Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/08/2012

that's called domain squatting, but these guys made it easy for them haha... tis not 1980, have your meetings at home or in a private office!

Njoy!

Jerrico


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Ragtimelil
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on 10/08/2012

Very funny. I'll have to remember that one!Laughing


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onetimeuser
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on 10/08/2012

Only called domain squatting if the domain is trademarked, an obvious typo of a trademark, or the name of a prominent person (other than your won).

That's call ingenious and very f'in funny!

Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/08/2012

I don't know Ryan, I've heard the term used for people just buying domains to sell to people they anticipate will "need" them, but whatever it's called, that post is hilarious, I can actually see myself doing that if I got annoyed at the people- I'd probably give them the domains but I'd scare them back to thinking about their actions in public... people don't know how much they risk having these meetings in public :(


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onetimeuser
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on 10/09/2012

 

Jerrico_Usher: 10/08/2012 - 10:44 PM

I don't know Ryan, I've heard the term used for people just buying domains to sell to people they anticipate will "need" them, but whatever it's called, that post is hilarious, I can actually see myself doing that if I got annoyed at the people- I'd probably give them the domains but I'd scare them back to thinking about their actions in public... people don't know how much they risk having these meetings in public :(

In the legal sense, you can only be forced to hand over the domain if it relates to a trademark (or in certain cases, a celebrity name).

Unless you have owned the domain since before the trademark was registered, in which case you would be pretty safe to develop the domain as long as your site doesn't compete in any way with the trademark.

You used to be able to get away with typos, e.g ebey.com, but no longer. 

So in the example given, the man was well within his rights to register the names, it only becomes intellectual property from the day that they submit a trademark application (applied retrospectively from the day that it is approved).

I think it's hilarious to be honest, would be great if one of those 20 domains ended up being an internet giant.

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