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The theory behind those type of registrations are usually for brand Protection.

OK. Lets all follow Rick down the toilet registering mispellings of studbotique.com which infringes on his protection of stud.com. Ha Ha! So is he having second thoughts on using stud.com for this venture?
 

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OK. Lets all follow Rick down the toilet registering mispellings of studbotique.com which infringes on his protection of stud.com. Ha Ha! So is he having second thoughts on using stud.com for this venture?
I always recommend that a person register domain names as they see fit. Domainers should always do their own due diligence when copying another style or making these type of decisions . If you follow Robbie's Blogs you will see that he writes about other companies who register domain names that would only be put on a shelf and never used. Brand protection is a very common tool in the business world and that was the main point I wanted to convey.
 
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My biggest "complaint", if you like, is that Rick promoted this idea of using stud.com for this enterprise. Which, to me, was way over the top, for what he was proposing. But to each their own. But it seems like this was simply "bait and switch" tactics. If he is going to use the recently registered StudBoutique.com instead. Which is as inferior a name as stud.com is over the top. IMHO. But it's Rick's show. I'd just like to see some clarity about the plans. All in good time. I guess.
 
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OK. Lets all follow Rick down the toilet registering mispellings of studbotique.com which infringes on his protection of stud.com. Ha Ha! So is he having second thoughts on using stud.com for this venture?
Herein may lie the confusion, it's actually stub.com & stubbotique.com :)
 
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I don't see how studbotique.com (a mispelling registered in July) or the correct spelling studboutique.com (only registered on Nov 23rd) have any protective qualities for the brand stud.com.
I tend to agree, unless he somehow has boutique theme marketing in mind.

I know Rick is not fond of new extensions (kind of an understatement :) ) but there is one word in the .boutique extension that $4 will buy for first year (if you choose your registrar carefully) that I would have thought would be a worthwhile defensive move. I was tempted, but could not feel right about owning it, so did not register it, so it is still there for the taking, should Rick be following this thread. Unfortunately .boutique get more expensive after the discounted first year.

I think using his considerable online presence to suggest parts of the model, rather than just wait and deliver it all at once, has been brilliant social marketing.

It is to be subscription model, but one can list one if one helps with promotion on social media, which is also smart I think.

The name stud does not appeal to me, and I think it will turn away some potential clients, but will be memorable in the minds of others. Would be interesting to see what people in the naming and branding field, outside domains, have to say.

Bob
 
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Fan boys are in the way of themselves. I don't know you Redd, not claiming to. Just some (I hope) helpful advice :)
Well, good morning to you too and happy holidays.

I'm more of a quiet dignified approach kind of fella myself and don't always relate to brash in your face bravado and bragging but reluctantly I have to say that on this occasion I have to admire his endeavours. Yes, people can say that he got into this game early doors but must would have sold out for a lot less many years ago for a lot less money. He has managed to keep hold of some of his most valuable assets and has utilized them in a way that was somewhat different to the norm and sold assets for an unknown future profit share for equity which is quite a risky strategy.

To be honest I admire anyone in this arena as we all had the courage to start. Many others could have, should have or would have but didn't and I guess that is their loss and their decision.

This is a business like any other but we just don't always get the respect that we deserve and we are often seen as the poor relation when in fact we might just be the rich one who just chooses not to shout about it.

Each to their own.

I will carry on doing things my way and if that doesn't sit well with others, then I'll still have a laugh and carry on regardless.

Life would be so dull if we were all the same.

Have a good day.

Rgrds,

Reddstagg
 
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