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Is NFT a trend?

Labeled as discuss in Niche Domain Discussion, started by du6262, Mar 16, 2021

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  1. Elad n

    Elad n Top Contributor VIP

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    I would take it and run.
     
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  2. ahmedadel

    ahmedadel Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Yes the biggest domain trend this year so far I had bought 2 domains my self
    NFTcure.com
    LeanNFT.com
     
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  3. karamakate

    karamakate Established Member

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    This is really happening, happening
    Mobiles skewering, mobiles chirping
    Take the money and run
    Take the money and run, take the money
    
     
  4. DomainBarracksRob

    DomainBarracksRob Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks!

    This could have gone for much more IMO...my guess is the BIN was not updated recently.

    Still nice 4 fig sale...but extremely under valued imo buyer got huge discount.

    From google:

    "What is a nifty art?
    Digital art and collectibles that you can now truly own.

    Using the blockchain to enforce scarcity and prove authenticity, Nifty Gateway is the premier marketplace to buy, sell, and store your digital art and collectibles in the form of nifties, or non-fungible tokens (NFTs)."


    Nifty Gateway - Collect Digital Art | Gemini





    https://www.niftys.com/ ;)



    Nifty's Announces 1st NFT-Focused Social Media Platform For ...
    https://www.prnewswire.com › news-releases › niftys-a...


    Mar 23, 2021 — Nifty's, Inc., based in Miami, is the first NFT-focused social media platform that brings together premium publishers, brands and creators with ...
    You visited this page on 4/14/21.
     
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  5. FMy

    FMy Web Developer Gold Account

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    Short, but what do they really mean? Could've hand registered both a while ago, but decided against it.

    LeanNFT.com I somewhat understand. May be there is some value to it as a directory site for NFTs, or may even be a company name around NFTs.

    But what about NFTcure.com? What possible use case can it have?

    Anyways, best wishes for your investment.
     
  6. FMy

    FMy Web Developer Gold Account

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    Received my first NFT offer!

    Although I'm looking for a higher price, so respectfully declined.
    Looks like there are many more interested people buying into NFT domains.


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  7. wwwulff

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    I agree, this was underpriced and perhaps the seller has not kept up with the latest trends (regged since 2008)
     
  8. masbro

    masbro Top Contributor VIP

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    NiftyJournal.com

    Sales reported by Namebio (in. Com) :
    NiftyArt 4,995 usd
    NiftyInsurance 555 usd
    NiftyRewards 3,999 usd
    NiftyMusic 3,500 usd
    NiftyTeam 565 usd
    NiftyEvents 1,288 usd
    NiftyBenefits 1,550 usd
    NiftyService 1,988 usd
    And more
     
  9. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    People need to do some research before buying these names. I see most of these names are for sale again. Nifty is a TM and these domainers are paying x,xxx for names they wont be able to sell. Check for TMs before buying names.

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  10. FMy

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    Good to know, thanks.

    Interesting thing is, at least from the description, it sounds like there are still some area those Nifty domain names can be used legally. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    May be I misunderstood it, but if a trademark usage says "Downloadable Software for so & so services", then doesn't it mean I'm still allowed to provide an online service for the same purpose if I don't provide any downloadable software?

    Does having a Trademark automatically mean any and all use, or is it just a very specific set of use as described by the Trademark details?
     
  11. gilescoley

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    You need to read the whole TM, its not just about software.

    TM are all about usage, you cant start NiftyPlumbing as that doesnt infringe on their TM, but the TM mentions a lot of other services you cant use and the domains being registered and bought are obvious infringments.

     
  12. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There is a big difference between registering a TM and having an enforceable trademark.

    Some of those uses are overly broad and they are going to have an extremely difficult time protecting.

    They are basically trying to claim the term for online advertising and marketing services. Please. Companies already exist that use the term in many of these fields.

    They will never own a generic term like "nifty" when it comes to all those listed uses. Some are far too broad.

    Brad
     
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  13. DomainBarracksRob

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    I agree with @bmugford Brad! "Nifty" is too generic !

    Also the one you used as a example is from Crypto/M/e/d/i/a.com filing and was filled on 3/16 and still Pending! https://www3.wipo.int/branddb/en/

    "Nifty" has been around a long time and many plays on the word...NFT just brought hype to it.

    Still we should use caution and research with all names and be aware of potential TM issues. So it is wise to alert and make others aware pf the fact TMs do exist for Nifty and to avoid infringing on any type of brand on service. HealthyApple.com, AppleTree & AppleComputers all use apple but they are 3 different birds.

    I'm confident in my name N/if//ty/Cr/yp/to.com which I acquired long before this post and hats off to @brandsly I see you have +Wallet best of luck with it!
     
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  14. gilescoley

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    Yeah, if you bought the name before the TM was filed, then you have no issues. Some of the names sold above have been this month. According to the USPTO, the TM is a "live" TM at the moment. Either way, even it wasnt live now and the TM became live next year or the year after, its still going to affect end-users buying these names, legit end-users will stay away from TM names, its not worth the hassle to them.

    The word "Nifty" has been around a long time yes, but not in relation to NFT, crypto, Blockchain etc and thats what the TM refers to. The words Apple, Orange, Caterpillar were just generic words once a upon a time as well but they've been TM'd.

    I agree with @bmugford as well, but just mentioning it as a lot of people wouldnt have known about it. I agree that the TM relating to advertising and marketing is a long shot but the domains being registered are not related to these fields, they are related to crypto, NFTs etc, domainers just need to be aware thats all, it does make the names harder to sell. I can bet that most "Nifty" investors didnt know about the TM or hadnt checked.
     
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  15. bmugford

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    They might be able to have protection in some classes, but my point is what they are claiming is overly broad.

    There is a 0% chance they will ever be able to claim "Nifty" when it comes to, for instance -

    "Advertising and marketing services, namely, promoting the goods and services of others..."

    They might have some enforceable protection, in narrow fields, but their application is ludicrous.

    Brad
     
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  16. bmugford

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    "Live" basically just means it is active in the database. 1B means it has been applied for, and not approved. It is an "intent to use" application.

    Filing Date March 16, 2021
    Current Basis 1B
    Original Filing Basis 1B
    Owner (APPLICANT) CryptoMedia.com Ltd LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MACEDONIA Str Makedonija 11/1-5 Skopje MACEDONIA 1000

    Here is a timeline of events -

    https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/tr...tion-1b-timeline-application-based-intent-use
     
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  17. bmugford

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    I do get the overall point though. Be careful for TM when registering domains.

    In this specific case though, what they are trying to TM is overly broad nonsense.

    Brad
     
  18. Haykay2005

    Haykay2005 Top Contributor VIP

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    In this niche, I prefer nft to nifty
     
  19. gilescoley

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    Fair enough, i believe it wil lbe approved pretty soon though. It may help with some others who are buying Nifty names and plan on selling them. :xf.smile: Not worth the risk IMO, especially if you plan on selling to end users and not fellow domainers.
     
  20. FMy

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    Yeah they mention a lot of services in the TM, I get that. Software was just an example I've used. But my point was, there's still a lot of use cases that doesn't violate the TM.

    For example, I've registered NiftyFYI.com - mainly to blog about NFT, tutorials, news, how to create/sell NFT or may be even provide some services related to NFTs. Does this use case violate the TM? From a quick glance I didn't think so, but I may be wrong, my understanding of TM descriptions are still a bit shady :xf.frown:

    Anyways, you're definitely right on one thing, many people are not even checking the TM issues.
     
  21. scithe

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    It will be interesting to see if it does get approved. Since the Winklevoss twins have already been using Nifty with NiftyGateway...I imagine they'll dispute the TM app
     
  22. FMy

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    IMHO, that's the best part. Many people are using Nifty (or at least intended to) for NFT since the beginning of the inception of NFTs. So if a company gets the TM approval of a wide range of usage, then others will surely challenge that. That will mean no one will get the generic TM on Nifty. At best may be they'll get it for some very specific use cases, but for that too, they'll probably have to file a new TM at a later date with new use case details. That'll save people who are buying related domains now.
     
  23. bbboy5

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    CryptoMedia applied for TM in NIFTY and NFT both and both are generic terms as per my understanding. I don't think they get the TM so easily.
     
  24. bbboy5

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    I will take > run > hide. So the buyer can't find me to cancel the deal later ;)
     
  25. Xiberia

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    My opinion is I hope you didn't already listen to other opinions here and accept that. There are only seven ART sales according to Namebio, but five of them are between $4k and $12k.

    The $12k sale was less than two months ago and is NFT related.

    ART is where ALL the interest and attention is with NFTs - NFT is synonymous with ART at this point - and as well as X being a great prefix for a mainstream site, the adult industry is only just starting to wake up to NFTs.

    Playboy recently annouced it's jumping on the NFT bandwagon:

    https://markets.businessinsider.com...g-70-year-art-legacy-to-blockchain-1030277165

    And others in the adult industry are doing the same:

    https://www.rollingstone.com/cultur...ypto-nft-sex-workers-porn-performers-1142030/

    The adult industry never innovates, as the popular myth has it, they always simply copy whatever is popular and make an X-rated version of it. Xvideos, Xtube, Xlove and of course Xart.

    NFT.ART is a top name, only rivalled by NFT.COM, and XNFT.ART is the adult version of that top name.

    Excellent thinking snapping up XNFTS and XCRYPTO too.
     
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