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I OWN A DOMAIN WORTH BILLIONS

Located in Legal Discussion started by nasdomains, Nov 25, 2016.

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  1. sarahsdomains

    sarahsdomains Member VIP

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    OK, may be not, but i need some advice.

    i own a domain related to a major major MAJOR payment method company.

    i got an email saying i better not sell it trade it in any way or form to save the company from going into disrepute or i will pay heavily .

    what can i do with the domain? if anything.
     
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  2. JagG

    JagG Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Who emailed you and said that? The company or someone else?

    Why did you buy it? What plans did you have when you handed over the cash ?
     
  3. sarahsdomains

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    the company emailed me. i hand regged the domain as the new ext was released... it was just fun... dint really have any plans.
     
  4. RWD

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    Is it trademarked?
     
  5. JagG

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  6. sarahsdomains

    sarahsdomains Member VIP

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    yes
     
  7. JagG

    JagG Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Then drop it .... not worth the headache
     
  8. RWD

    RWD Established Member

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    I figured it was...

    Drop it...
     
  9. Wannabean

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    Unless it's an un-trademarkable term there is nothing you can do with it. From your opening post it sounds like it isn't though, so from what I've heard so far your sat on a land mine not a pot of gold.
     
  10. sarahsdomains

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    thanks to all of you.
     
  11. mr-x

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    You may have fair use rights but will likely lose a UDRP. Can this name be used in a way that won't hurt the trademark owner? If not, why would anyone else want it?
     
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  12. sarahsdomains

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    im dropping it. it was fun being threatened by the big boys. ;)
     
  13. shaneisthename

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    did they have interest in buying it?
     
  14. sarahsdomains

    sarahsdomains Member VIP

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    no, they just wanted me to let it expire,..
     
  15. sarahsdomains

    sarahsdomains Member VIP

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    i will delete it.
     
  16. AP Industries

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    Whenever I received a UDRP I have always tried to ask for a small fee for transferring domain over to them.

    I mean small, like $40-$60 (hand reg'd at avg $10 (com)). It's worked 2 times out of 5 with one of the times it not working they let me keep it if I agreed to not sell it (don't ask me any sense or logic in this, but I do STILL have it).
     
  17. sarahsdomains

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    they told me i cant sell it... if i sell it back to them, they might turn around and sue me. LOL
     
  18. AP Industries

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    the worse they can do is UDRP you (don't trust me I'm not a lawyer) :)
     
  19. Wannabean

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    Well it depends on circumstances but no the worst is not udrp. The worst is they sue for a colossal sum. I mean an unimaginable amount that might completely ruin the OP. Not a LOL'ing matter.

    Like I say it depends and I'm no lawyer either but what you wrote is wrong.
     
  20. AP Industries

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    I could also win the powerball lottery. (agree though, who knows what and how far some companies will take things)
     
  21. sarahsdomains

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    who knows, you guys might see it on some drop list soon. think of me when you do.
     
  22. Wannabean

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    The fact that the trademark owner is already across this shows that they are extremely aggressive in protecting their mark. If the OP is not very careful with what they do with this domain I would think the chances of getting in a messy and expensive lawsuit would be significantly higher than a lottery.

    Read between the lines. They've already warned the owner off just for registering the name.
     
  23. Wannabean

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    We don't know what it is so we won't.
     
  24. sarahsdomains

    sarahsdomains Member VIP

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    one word 6 letters two syllables
     
  25. hookbox

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    Point it at a porn site and tell them to f*ck off.

    Just kidding :)
     

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