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MOZ vs DOZ

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MrBlue, May 31, 2013.

  1. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    So that dbag Rand Fishkin is at it again. This time his newly re-branded MOZ (formerly SEOmoz) is going after a great startup for trademark infringement for using the name "DOZ". Perhaps Mozilla should return the favour?!

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    http://www.rudebaguette.com/2013/05/31/why-trademarks-are-important-for-startups-how-seomoz-sent-us-a-takedown-notice/
     
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  2. MrBlue

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    The comments on HN and inbound are quite amusing. Honestly, who goes and kills their own brand, which has taken years to build, then as a first order of business attack a partner for infringing on your new brand which has absolutely ZERO equity!? LOL Rand really screwed the pooch on this one.

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    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5799909
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    http://www.inbound.org/articles/view/how-seomoz-sent-us-a-takedown-notice
     
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    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    MOZ + DOZ =COZ SOZ WOZ LOZ





    (because sorry was laughing)
     
  4. MrBlue

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    LOL! It's gets better!

     
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    As a consumer I really like to voice my approval or fuck u's with my wallet.

    When I oppose or don't like certain company's behavior, I stop giving them my cash......so, best alternatives to moz?
     
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    In 2006 Rand flat out admitted that he ripped the name "moz" from dmoz, mozilla and other sites that have "moz" in it.

    http://moz.com/blog/what-does-the-moz-in-seomoz-mean

    In that case, #1) he DIRECTLY snatched "moz" from other larger entities (as opposed to a "similar" type name), with intent of copying and riding off their vibe. Interestingly, the "SEO", including search engine optimization, is fairly close to both dmoz (a website frequented by SEOs attempting to improve their rankings), as well as Mozilla, which is a web browser -- undeniably connected to SEO.

    It could be argued that dmoz and mozilla, in my opinion, suffered brand dilution because of SEOmoz. As a SEO, when originally seeing seomoz for the first time many years ago, it had occurred to me that these brands were somehow related.

    Now Rand is attacking Doz. Apparently, you can outright rip something exact out of another brand that is similar to your niche, but you're not allowed to use something similar?

    Just another reason Rand is a douche, in addition to being a point of disinformation front-man for Google.
     
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    The guy is a muppet who is a puppet for the elite...