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I just bought Flippa.im

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by williecity, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. williecity

    williecity Registered Member

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    I just bought Flippa.im

    My first thought was to sell the domain on Flippa but i noticed that their is an automatic restrection on submitting the name with Flippa, this was confirmed via the ticket support guy and they even did not want to buy it.

    So i thought what can i do with this domain?

    some of my ideas now are

    1. To sell on BHW
    2. Create a similar site and let everyone sell their sites for $10 with no commission
    3. Sell only domains

    What would you guys do with such a domain

    Update
    I have been reading all your comments which are interesting.
    I am now toying with an idea called Flippa Impressions
    It will help people that cannot afford the high addons like Flippa Twitter post which cost a whooping $90 and many expensive addons like that or for people that just want more people to see their listing for a better chance of selling or selling higher using social media like facebook share and twitter retweet.

    Watch the space!
     
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  2. sfidirectory

    sfidirectory Senior Member

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    Good on you for getting the domain, however watch out for any notices to hand over the domain to the official Flippa organisation... I'm 99% certain that the name "Flippa" would be trademarked in some way.
     
  3. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Well done 'bright guy' you just bought yourself a C&D Headf**k!
     
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  4. seorank

    seorank Registered Member

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    my favorite part is when he said he contacted flippa :microwave
     
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  5. dog-tag

    dog-tag Senior Member

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    Get rid of it quick.
     
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    qrazy Senior Member

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    Unfortunately You can't do anything with that site because of trademark name in your domain.
     
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    You really can't use the domain, so you lost 10$. Forget about it and move on.
     
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  8. williecity

    williecity Registered Member

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    I think the question was clear

    continuing on ideas
    this could be a great blog on live sales
     
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  9. seorank

    seorank Registered Member

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    1.no one is dumb enough on bhw (except you) to buy this domain
    2. lawsuit
    3. lawsuit

    What would i do with this domain? Burn it
     
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  10. williecity

    williecity Registered Member

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    Actually i can do anything i want with this domain. They don't care for it

    official response

    Hi,
    I'm sorry but there's nothing I can do, Flippa is a trademark which forbids you to allow the domain on Flippa and we're not looking to expand the domains we currently own.
    Regards,
    Tim
    Flippa Customer Support
     
  11. DaRiTo

    DaRiTo Regular Member

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    I really dont understand why you brought it and WHY you contacted them to tell about it!
    In a few weeks (if not sooner) you will get a C&D
     
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  12. ralfs30

    ralfs30 Registered Member

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    what is C&D? Recently i also bought misspleded domain, and in 2 weeks, I got message from Godaddy telling me that there may be trade mark stuff. etc.. but nothing yet :)
     
  13. ytdude

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    get rid of it before they send you a notice violating trademark law
     
  14. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    What did you thought before buying this domain????
     
  15. SEOWhizz

    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    No, the official response will be when you receive solicitor's letters.

    Feel free to ignore them as apparently you "can do anything i want"

    Then wait to see the domain suspended at the registrar.
     
  16. williecity

    williecity Registered Member

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    I might as well create a full Flippa clone and wait for them to contact me.

    I actually think they dont care and busy enjoying the big money they are making from people drinking Aussie beer on the beach in far away sunny Australia
     
  17. startrip

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    Well, in germany one guy made a fortune becuz he bought domains like mercedes benz, langnese, nestle etc when "the internet" was launched. but that was like 18 years ago. that guy was on the local newspaper and now hes a rich dick :D

    buying domains, or better domainnames, and selling them, is an ancient idea and not worth doing.

    Best Regards
     
  18. Fallenintome

    Fallenintome Registered Member

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    I don't see why your giving OP a hard time... I'd have bought it. If a C&D letter comes in then just hand the domain over... Its only $10. It's peanuts.

    What I don't understand is why Flippa don't want to buy the domain... Hell, they didn't even offer you like $50 for it.
     
  19. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    just create a fan site for the math game flippa (this one) and just watch those adsense $$$ roll in
     
  20. markkk

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    Agree with partymarty. Think out of the box, flippa com doesn't have to be the only flippa buddy.