Re: Domain Name Advice + my experiece
by "Caranois" <vjmartin(at)charter.net>
||Sun, 29 Jul 2001 11:26:35 -0500
||"Ben Russo" <i.am.ben(at)sympatico.ca>,
||mokee vaio BenRusso
I would like to add my tid bit for what it is worth.
I was in a similiar situation... I had a site on a free server (mistake)
before I registered my domain.
I also had..."Coming Soon"... I had done a search and noticed that the
domain name I wanted
was available...so, I was not in any hurry.. (mistake again).
Well, I will tell you this... When I finally got around to registering the
It had been registered 2 days prior and I was mad!
I had great plans for my site, but because I did not snatch it up... someone
beat me to it.
But, really that is ok because, I did not move on it.
Now, for the rest of the story...
inspiredgraphics.com is the domain I had wanted initially...
I had to register inspired-graphics.com because of the obvious...
Not only did someone get "my" domain... but when they went online... they
stole my whole site...
Saved my graphics and copied my html. I worked hard... designing my site, my
I do not believe anyone has the right, morally to copy, take anothers work.
Although, it happens all the
This was my experience... Had I been quicker I would have the domain today.
Here is what I think about your situation.... Go For It!
If they have not registered yet, it is anyone's domain...
> I agree. This domain. It's not theirs yet. They haven't bought it,
> it, leased it, or whatever.
> It's a .com right? If it was the Brazillian extension (.br or whatever),
> then I would think about it harder. But if it's a .com, net or org, then
> that's like no-man's land.
> It's also pretty obvious that it's not actually a trademark of theirs. If
> it was, they would have bought it already. It also can't be copyrighted
> because, since they did not buy the domain, they do not have rights to
> So yeah, DO IT!
> - Ben
> PS: What is their COMPANY name? Is it related to the domain? I'm
> of a dotcom legal case. MySimon (ever hear of that?) was under heavy fire
> because of mysimon.com. It turns out a small real estate business called
> Simon R.E. or whatever sued internet.com (the owners of MySimon) for the
> domain. I think they won too.
> PPS: A lot of that information is probably totally wrong, but the general
> story is true.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lauren Hanka <bluejay(at)starband.net>
> To: D Benfer <dmb(at)mokee.com>; <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
> Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 8:36 PM
> Subject: Re: Domain Name Advice
> > Just DO IT!
> > Lauren
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "D Benfer" <dmb(at)mokee.com>
> > To: "Hwg-Techniques" <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 7:35 PM
> > Subject: OT: Domain Name Advice
> > >
> > > Sorry about the OT post, but I have been asking everyone under the sun
> > about
> > > this and who better to ask then my fellow web-design compatriots??
> > >
> > > I recently saw a domain address that is available which I was shocked
> > > available. I wondered why on earth this domain hadn't been snagged up
> > > sooner. It's not the next 'Ebay' or 'Yahoo', but a decent website addy
> > > nonetheless. Anyway, I did a brief search through some search engines
> > > the domain name did pop up. It is listed on a Brazilian website. The
> > notice
> > > at the bottom of the site says, "(c) Copyright <MY ADDY>" (No, I won't
> > give
> > > out the domain, as I still have not registered it yet). But their web
> > > address is on a FREE server, not on the actual domain itself! They
> > own
> > > the domain name! I translated the site, and it says "Coming Soon". It
> > > says "All Rights Reserved". So I went to do a US Copyright Office
> > via
> > > their telnet system, but it must be down. Keeps kicking me off.
> > >
> > > SO ANYWAY... Here is my question to all of you: Do I go ahead and
> > up
> > > the domain before them?? Obviously they have plans for it, but the
> > fits
> > > a new set of tools we've been working on so darn perfectly I don't
> > > let it go. All the page they have up shows is a place to sign up for a
> > > service they will be producing soon. I've searched all over and they
> > > actually have placed ads on some other Brazilian sites with the domain
> > > address in the ad!
> > >
> > > Advice is greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Darren Benfer
> > > dmb(at)mokee.com
> > >
> > > "I never truly grew up, I just learned to behave in public."
> > >
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