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Cybersquatting and getting paid

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Adrian79, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Adrian79

    Adrian79 Junior Member

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    I'd sue him... those guys that do that to up and coming athletes are bottom of the barrel scum.

    We dealt with one 3 years ago for a client of mine who was turning pro and it was quite the unpleasant experience.
     
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  3. Adrian79

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    Yeah it's pretty easy to do especially with basketball players. They start hyping these kids as early as 5th grade and have videos of them on YouTube w/ over 100k views.
     
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    he needs to invent a new sport called Lonzoball to avoid getting sued :)
     
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    Honestly, he was smart.

    It is his domain, just like when yahoo I believe it was, forgot to renew a domain of theirs, a kid bought it and got away with a huge sum of money.

    He should get paid for it, but he definitely shouldn't try to milk it for all the kid has. Although he's bound to be a millionaire soon
     
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    And the thing is that not every person that turns pro is handed a multi million dollar contract so it affects some of them in a real way.

    Lonzo Ball is going to be handed a huge check from the get go (and he should) and him laying out some cash is going to be like hitting Dunkin' Donuts for a coffee and a donut. The guy that is just getting going as a pro golfer has little opportunity for any cash paying endorsements and paying even 500.00 for a domain that is their name can be a hardship.

    Maybe if the cyber squatter would accept a few dozen Pro V1's as payment it would be acceptable to me.
     
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    Tbh I don't really understand why we are bashing the "cybersquatter". He just bought an asset that has since gone up in price and, naturally, wants market value if he is to sell it. I don't see anything wrong with this. As for going "the legal way" I have a hard time imagining a court forcing some1 to give up the domain (or sell it very under priced) just because some kid didn't think 2 steps ahead and bough the domain when he was trying to make it big in sports. Then again, maybe courts in the "Land of the Free" have a different opinion.
     
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    It is against the law in the USA if they are doing it with the intent to profit off the goodwill of a trademark or of a person's name.

    Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection act is the law but often it is just easier to pay the criminal his ransom.
     
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    Oh that's quite interesting tbh. Of cause, there will still be the complication of "proving intent". I have not heard of such a rule in my country. The more you know...
     
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    Don't think there's such law in the uk either honestly - never heard of it over here but I'm not really well versed in the field. They won't be able to prove any intent honestly - he could always claim he just wanted to buy the domain fair and square. not sure how they'd go about proving otherwise
     
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    I don't know about the laws but I have always felt it sucks to make money off the hard work of someone else without creating anything of value yourself. Especially when you end up making things more difficult for the person who you're leeching off of.
     
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