Fighting a websquatter.

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Re: Fighting a websquatter.

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:20 AM

View PostCraig328, on 23 March 2012 - 04:08 PM, said:

Well, for me it's not the venue that's the issue. I don't have a business or other entity the squatter is trying to trick with his reserved domain that he does nothing with. He just bought the damned thing and hasn't done shit with it for...well...ever.

It's just a name I want and would use if I could get it.


If you apply for a trademark for whatever it is you want to use, as long as it's not already taken, I assume you could then get the domain. However, I'm no laywer, so don't take my word for it.

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...who register Internet domain names containing trademarks with no intention of creating a legitimate web site, but instead plan to sell the domain name to the trademark owner or a third party.

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Re: Fighting a websquatter.

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

View PostViske, on 23 March 2012 - 11:20 AM, said:

so don't take my word for it.


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Re: Fighting a websquatter.

Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

I'd just go up in there and smack a bitch. That shit ain't right and they know it. That's theft. Who actually owns the domain? Maybe they could get the hoster to shut it off.
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Re: Fighting a websquatter.

Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 24 March 2012 - 10:24 AM, said:

Maybe they could get the hoster to shut it off.

The goal is to have the registrar just transfer ownership of the domain. This way their SEO value doesn't take a hit for age of domain. The domain name will retain it's age.
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Re: Fighting a websquatter.

Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

Do you know their address? I "Know a guy" that owes me a favor and can go to the persons house and get it for you. ;) ;)
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Re: Fighting a websquatter.

Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

The paper work will be filled on Monday. Of the two lawyers that have come to me for work, one of them is more than familiar with this specific area of law & already has the letter drafted up. I expect this to be a done deal by the end of the month.

All documentation for the whois information, registration information, & Ohio business registration information for all involved found it's way to his desk by end of business day Friday.
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Re: Fighting a websquatter.

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

** Update **
The webhost has taken the site down, however I'm still waiting to hear anything regarding the transfer of the domain.
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Re: Fighting a websquatter.

Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:51 AM

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Nope, I don't know anyone who's had to fight that fight


Just got the notification from the lawyer that my client won his case. I'll be transferring the domain today. Just through I'd drop an update.
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