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MarkMonitor Re-Registered my Name

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion started by LagarBagar, Apr 17, 2019.

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  1. LagarBagar

    LagarBagar Established Member

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    Hey guys!
    Back in 2005 I registered a domain name YahooPeshawar.com
    I was planning to develop a website, but later I left the domain to expire as I couldn`t got enough time. My domain when dropped was taken by MarkMonitor Inc and it was put on Yahoo servers.
    It not even a brandable name than why MarkMonitor is holding this name since 14 years?
     
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  2. wwwulff

    wwwulff Top Member VIP

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    It's probably Yahoo's name now and Mark Monitor manages it for them (as they do for many other big companies)
     
  3. alcy

    alcy Top Member VIP

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    you could be having tm issues if they were not holding it.
     
  4. LagarBagar

    LagarBagar Established Member

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    Yes the name is on Yahoo servers, and it seems they are not leaving it soon.
     
  5. LagarBagar

    LagarBagar Established Member

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    Yes I agree, but I didn`t care much about tm at that time.
     
  6. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    you may have thought differently, if you had received a C&D letter

    imo...
     
  7. LagarBagar

    LagarBagar Established Member

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    :xf.laugh::xf.laugh::xf.laugh::xf.laugh::sneaky:
     
  8. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Top Member VIP

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    Why are you even thinking about a domain you dropped 14 years ago. (and apparently tracking) is beyond me.

    I'm even worried about you. what on earth of an insight are you trying to gain ??
     
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  9. IMEZI

    IMEZI Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    LOL.... not even brandable? yes it is but it is trademarked because contain YAHOO
     
  10. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    The talk of yahoo made me wonder about use of the word in a generic sense. I did an NGram Viewer to at least look at its popularity over a long time period. I discovered two interesting things:
    • It was substantially more popular in the late 1700;s than currently
    • Its recent increase in use began BEFORE the start of the company
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    https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=yahoo&year_start=1700&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1;,yahoo;,c0#t1;,yahoo;,c0

    Does anyone know if anyone defended domains arguing that it was a general exclamation, like Hey You, Howdy, Great, etc. and could be used in a myriad of ways? I suspect the big law firms would rip it apart, but just wondering.

    Does anyone know why it was so popular back then in 1700s and it also seemed to be periodic, really popular then not nearly as much as graph shows.

    I have too much time on my hands, it seems :xf.eek:

    Bob
     
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  11. BaileyUK

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    Well it's always been a popular calling-out (shout) to friends etc at a distance in the UK, ever since I can remember. It's mostly used by women just as a way of attracting someones attention.

    Shouted-out as 'U-hu'

    In its other context, I seem to remember it from all the Old american Western films, Riding a horse and throwing a Lasso
     
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  12. DomainRecap

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    Come on, in North America and parts of Europe, YAHOO has always been a term used for excitement or exuberance, or to describe someone who may be off-kilter or crazy (He's a real yahoo).

    I did some researching on why it was so popular centuries ago, and I found out it was the name of a race of "brutish characters" from Gulliver's Travels (read the book long ago, but didn't remember the name).

    As a TM, it should be next-to impossible to enforce as a generic term, but that doesn't mean Yahoo won't spend $$$ forcing someone to prove that fact in a long, drawn-out court battle, like those devils from Nissan vs. Uzi Nissan.
     
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  13. dande

    dande Premium Domain Names VIP

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    I am curious to know that the "Peshawar" means. Seems to be a city in Pakistan ?
     
  14. LagarBagar

    LagarBagar Established Member

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    Yes exactly dande! Its a city in Pakistan. I m from Peshawar :)
     
  15. Chris Wright

    Chris Wright Just play along. It could be fun. VIP

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    Sorry, but generic terms are totally enforceable when used in non-generic ways. Apple is an enforceable trademark when referring to electronics and online services.
    It is not enforceable when referring to a round, sweet, fragrant fruit.
     
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  16. DomainRecap

    DomainRecap Top Member VIP

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    I thought that is what I said - enforceable in specific areas, but not as a generic term encompassing all areas.

    IOW, Apple (iPhones, iPads) can't do squat against Apple Auto Glass.
     

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