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Hey Guys - Here's What Not To Do

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by teeniegenie, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Read this article here:

    http://www.lvrj.com/business/station-casinos-sues-company-over-keno-results-websites-127533228.html

    One of you (which one is it? Fess up - :D) just got sued by Stations Casinos here in Vegas for trademark infringement. From the description of the article it was some kind of adsense/content locker site hosted with GoDaddy.

    You need to think something like this through a little better if you're going down this path:

    #1 - Go offshore if you're going to infringe like this (and no, I don't recommend infringing like this in the first place, but at least try and make yourself hard to find if you do try this! - that doesn't mean use GoDaddy.)

    #2 - You better be sure you have the funds to fight a potential lawsuit if you do end up getting sued (i.e., is the money you're making from the website worth the risk? - probably not in this case).

    Just my two cents...
     
  2. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    people that have company names on their domains have lots of guts. I stay away from them like a plague.
     
  3. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't get it, what was the guy doing?

    PS. I have hundreds of sites with company's names and products in the domains.
     
  4. ahiddenman

    ahiddenman Elite Member

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    To get full bulletproof.

    Buy domains from internet.bs

    And host on some offshore russian or eastern european bulletproof server.

    Thats what Lulzsec do lol
     
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  5. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Station's Casinos (a large gaming company in Vegas that owns multiple casinos) owns the trademarks to the names listed in the defendant's domain names. For example, if you come to Vegas you'll find there is a Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Red Rock Station Hotel & Casino, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, etc.

    You can't just take those names and make money with them if Stations has trademarks for them. You'd have to license those rights and pay Stations a portion of the profits you're making.


    Good luck to you. Have a good lawyer on speed dial. You play with fire enough you'll get burned.
     
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    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    But I mean what was the guy doing on his site? They mentioned somethign about live resutls or something?
     
  7. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    He was posting keno results from different Station Casinos. He created some type of coding/bot to directly pull the game numbers and immediately post them to his site...

    Now that I think about it, I'd be curious to know how exactly you do something like that...:confused:

     
  8. nougattrout

    nougattrout Junior Member

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    I agree. Lots of people do it, but I just couldnt be bothered. Know too many people who've received ceast and desists
     
  9. SilverSultan

    SilverSultan Regular Member

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    Where you think ? xD
    Offshore offshore OFFSHORE, host in Egypt let them try and get you there ahhahahahaa
    :)
     
  10. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    Yep that's exactly what I do. Internet.bs is a way better registrar then GoDaddy even if you're not doing trademark infringement.
     
  11. phpbuilt

    phpbuilt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Been looking for a decent place to move my domains to, thanks for the advice.

    $7.99 with no BS having to hunt down coupons, $7.49 with a free year extension to move your domains to them ...

    Going to start moving some domains over to see if there's no glitches. Love the free whois protection and from what I've now researched ... zero upselling. Only reading good reviews everywhere.
     
  12. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Station Casinos doesn't mess around. They are owned and run by the Fertitta family. Who else do the Fertittas own? The UFC/Zuffa. Who are notorious for going after people who mess with their product or services. I actually thought this was another UFC lawsuit until I read the article.
     
  13. ahiddenman

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    Dang most of them are billionaires :O

    So they have no problem getting some good heavy's haha
     
  14. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    I've been moving my registry (both new and existing) from GoDaddy to Internet.bs and I've been happy.