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Sell or Not to Sell - Legal/Moral Dilemma?

Labeled as news in Legal Discussion started by MikeHu, May 22, 2018.

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Sell or Not to Sell?

Poll closed Jun 5, 2018.
  1. Sell! (We are not responsible for the way they use it.)

    13 vote(s)
    92.9%
  2. Not To Sell! (It's illegal!)

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
Total: 14 vote(s)
  1. MikeHu

    MikeHu Established Member

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    Hi all,
    have you ever come across the situation that the person who wants to buy your domain name not exactly a good person/company? For example 'pirate' upload company?
    Just for example... Someone like Megaupload wants to buy the domain name from us - something like bbc.com.
    Is it just immoral or even illegal to sell them the domain name?
    Are domain name owners/investors responsible for the way the buyer will use it?
    Big dilemma, because the offer is massive, but we don't want to be associated with pirate stuff.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2018
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  2. Furquah

    Furquah Skipper VIP

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    I will choose not to sell, because we are domainer not a pirate.
     
  3. Dominique

    Dominique Established Member

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    Its not illegal. Morals and ethics, however, are personal.
     
  4. MikeHu

    MikeHu Established Member

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    Nice one Furquah
    You are right Dominique
    It's really a big dilemma. We have the domain for over 22years, not selling it for 6 figures based on morals and ethics is lovely, but really hard.
     
  5. Crysis

    Crysis Established Member

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    If I am satisfied with the offer, I really don't care what the other party does with the domain.
     
  6. gtldomainer

    gtldomainer Established Member

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    Doesn’t make sense to not sell the name if the offer is too good unless they’re barred by law like Iran or NKorea or a terror group(for example).

    They will go for second, third, fourth best name anyway if you don’t sell yours.
     
  7. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Download sites have a habit of using disposable domains, and they rotate quite often.
    It is a bit strange that somebody would spend a lot of money on a premium domain, that could end up being seized.
     
  8. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Gold Account

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    Let me say it so, I would sell a knife to a cook but I wouldn't sell it to a murderer.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2018
  9. golan

    golan Leo.Domains Gold Account VIP

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    [​IMG]
    What's wrong with Megaupload?
     
  10. johncap

    johncap Established Member

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    It is a amazing how many people claim to find fault with selling a domain name for a profit. It sounds like a bunch of BS to me considering how hard it is to sell a domain name for real money, not just chump change.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2018
  11. rentmynames

    rentmynames TheFinestDomains.com Gold Account

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    My job as a businessman is to sell for max profit. It's government's job to catch the bad guy.
     
  12. ultradog

    ultradog Established Member

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    Even straightforward sales require a measure of trust in the other party you're dealing with. If you don't think they're decent, then maybe don't deal with them at all.
     
  13. Pierre Barnard

    Pierre Barnard Active Member VIP

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    It seems hard, but it really isnt.

    Just dont sell it.

    You are either part of the problem or part of the solution...

    you choose.
     

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