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whatapp.com

Labeled as domain in Domain Appraisal, started by DLDC, Apr 15, 2016

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  1. DLDC

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    I'd appreciate your thoughts on appraising this one.
     
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  2. domainsoup

    domainsoup Established Member

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    UDRP material, "whatsapp"
     
  3. Abdullah Abdullah

    Abdullah Abdullah Top Contributor VIP

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    Well may thoughts are longer term problem is always there with this domain and I am sure you know it.
     
  4. DLDC

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    Worth noting, it was registered before whatsapp.
     
  5. Manik

    Manik Top Contributor VIP

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    Auction it before a UDRP has been filed. Let someone who has experience with UDRPs defend it.
     
  6. Circle

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    If you park this domain you will likely lose the name on UDRP. Maybe you can contact Whatsapp team and sell it for few $$$$
     
  7. trp3

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    I would be highly interested what the monthly traffic of this domain is ...
     
  8. Abdullah Abdullah

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    Why would they accept to buy it when they can can it for free?
    Then again they can throw that $$$$ easily :p
     
  9. Abdullah Abdullah

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    I doubt it geta good traffic if any..you know why? Because people know it is whats ....with s and not what without s.
     
  10. Circle

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    it does not matter for UDRP unless it had business usage history.
    Yes they can easily throw few $K's, but they can't take it unless it meets UDRP requirement ($1500 fee included)
     
  11. ComboNames

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    but the domain is registered (2006) before whatsapp started (2009) !!? It's like if you create a brandable domain like WOXO.com , and 5 years later a company start their business under that name WOXO , so they willl sue you to give them the domain name for free or what ?!
     
  12. ComboNames

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    but the domain is registered (2006) before whatsapp started (2009) !!? It's like if you create a brandable domain like WOXO.com , and 5 years later a company start their business under that name WOXO , so they willl sue you to give them the domain name for free or what ?!
     
  13. trp3

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    That might be true for people who are using it, but how about people who aren't using it, like me?

    I'm not even using a 'smartphone' and english isn't my first language, the first time I heard from it was from friends, and they spelled it all in a different way. :)
     
  14. Abdullah Abdullah

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    So those not usng might go there looking for it or what?

    I am using it now and I am receing many messages now lol
     
  15. trp3

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    Sure, why not? People are made to be curious.
     
  16. Circle

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    if WOXO name was unused until a company trademarked the term for a specific business category and if the old WOXO name page was violating (parking money) the new company's business, then it meets UDRP requirement and the new company can win the case. I am not experienced with UDRP, just sharing my knowledge. Feel free to confirm with others.
     
  17. WhoaDomain.com

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    hmmm this is a question I've wanted answered too about TM. you seem to be in a great position since you registered it prior. might be a good time to hire a lawyer?

    you are definitely in a better position than me. I registered a domain that looks like this (Keywords.com)
    but the company in question owns (the+keywords+.com) I registered AFTER this company was already in business. didn't really do much homework. I just liked that sound of the domain even though it was a long tail (three words). so you are definitely in a better position than me.

    if I were you I'd hire a Trademark lawyer to perhaps negotiate a deal. just make sure to factor into the sticker price your lawyer fees.

    doing any other way would be foolish and dangerous. I think even contacting them about having this domain would be grounds for losing your domain? can anyone confirm?

    Good luck to you! let us know what happens next. definitely going to watch this thread for my own situation. Thanks creating this.
     
  18. ZapNano

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    Do not get discouraged of negatives thoughts and opinions; Remember, no one here is expert in that area. But for sure, are experts on giving a for sure about this and that..
     
  19. domainsoup

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    But when did you acquire it? If you acquired it after whatsapp you are out of luck
     
  20. WhoaDomain.com

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    lol why not just sign up for mature content affiliate programs. slap a link rotate on simple webpage and just send traffic to a bunch of affiliate links going to mature content? that way no issues with you getting in trouble for using the domain to profit from the similarity to WhatsApp? since WhatsApp I'm sure isn't about mature content. unless I am mistaken?

    I bet once they see what WhatApp is linking too. lol well....who knows? i know it's like blackmail but...what can you do right now? you just have a blank page yes? and those renewals won't pay for themselves. lol

    of course that's just my newbie ideas. better consult a pro before you listen to me. lol
     
  21. ZapNano

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    WhatApp.com was required in2006

    X.) WhatsApp was required in2008
    Trademark: 2011

    X.2) WhatsApps.com was registered in2009

    Which one is UDRP?
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
  22. WhoaDomain.com

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    this should be helpful. I "discovered" as probably a bunch of other Google users have that thee domain

    (DO NOT DO NOT GO TO THIS WEBSITE. IT will blue screen your PC. you have been warned!)

    OOGLE.com

    (DO NOT DO NOT GO TO THIS WEBSITE. IT will blue screen your PC. you have been warned!)

    anyways. here's the whois on it.

    http://who.is/whois/oogle.com

    It was registered back in 1998.
    and it is not owned by Google.

    Why hasn't Google URDP complaint this up? same situation as your WhatApp.com. It was registered back in 1998.

    you might want to do exactly what OOGLE.com is doing to make money. hope this helps.

    Very interesting yes? Hope this helps.
     
  23. DLDC

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    Thanks all. This domain doesn't infringe or violate UDRP. It was registered first (three years prior) and has never been parked with ads. Anyone have thoughts on value?
     
  24. DLDC

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    Acquired/registered Dec 15 2006
     
  25. domainsoup

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    It isn't worth much for resell. Because the second there is a new owner that owner will get a UDRP.

    If you keep it and find a way to monetize it, it could be worth something for you.
     

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