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Name Domains? Legal Question...

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by beamz, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. beamz

    beamz Newbie

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    I know a domain can be taken from you if you register a celebrities name but what would happen if it were lets say a local dentist.

    For example I was thinking of getting a couple like susanwilliamsdds. c*m

    I think a couple hundred bucks would be a small price to pay for their name to not redirect to a fetish pr0n site :D

    Would I have to worry about any legal ramifications?
     
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  2. mgtarheels

    mgtarheels Regular Member

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    So, basically, you'd set up sites in their name and then offer to sell it to them or keep it as a porn site?

    Bad, bad idea.
     
  3. beamz

    beamz Newbie

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    Im sorry for a second I forgot where I was...

    Its only a bluff, care to elaborate why it's a bad idea?
     
  4. mgtarheels

    mgtarheels Regular Member

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    Uh...because it's a form of extortion and defamation.
     
  5. interfena

    interfena BANNED BANNED

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    bad idea man.....
     
  6. mephious

    mephious Newbie

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    depends if you like court cases..
     
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  7. OldSchooler

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    Go the opposite route. Reg the domain, develop it into a very nice property and offer it to the dentist at a reasonable price, and work out a monthly service/support fee arrangement to boot. Odds are whatever site he/she has now isn't up to par. Use WP, throw a suitable theme, and get her feedback.

    If she doesn't "go for it" then just give her the site. "You know what, here you can just have this. I put two days of work into it for ya, thought you'd like to have a better virtual property to promote your biz with. Let me know if you need anything." 50% of the time they came back inside a few months and ask you to handle it. After it settles in how crappy of a job their current web provider is doing and they start to think about how nice it would be to use your design.

    OldSchooler
     
  8. werrich

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    OldSchooler is on the right track. If you were to actually put a pr0n site up under a dentist's real name they most certainly would sue and win. Just think about it -- how would you react if you were a highly respected professional in your field and someone put a pr0n site up on your name's domain (or even if they threatened to do so - same deal).
     
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    There was something on here about doing something similar but redirecting it to their competitor. Then calling them and asking them if they want it changed, say you can do it for $50.
     
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    imlol - Dude that is extortion, the OP and you are going to be bunking with bubba in cell block C.
     
  11. mephious

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    How about create a blog about your adventures. Regging domain names of local dentists and trying to extort them. You can post their responses when you call up with your 'offer'.

    "Hi this is xxxx, I currently am in posesion of domain xxxxxcom, sounds strangely like your business, no? If you would just direct your browser to xxxxxcom, you will notice a rather large amount of pron. I now offer you a once in a lifetime deal (this is the important bit you have to close the deal, before they realise your 1 sandwich short of a picnic basket). SPecial SPECIAL offer, for the measly sum of $50 I will remove all porn and transfer ownership of domain xxxxxcom."
     
  12. beamz

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    I've decided to stay away from personal names (stupid idea).

    Anyways I just made $120 bucks by doing a method explained here but i put my own twist on it. I found a local moving company..... lets say strongemovers.c*m for an example. Stronge is the owners last name. I registered strongmovers.c*m. Then i link the site to a close competitor. Called them up and told them that im making a site for their competitors and didn't realize they were trying to steal traffic from them. Continue by saying that they are jerks and hard to work for....blah blah blah

    After talking for less than 5 minutes the guy asks "how much" SHAPOW! I ask for $250, he counters with $120...SOLD!

    At the start of the conversation he is confused and a little pissed...Then towards the end he says something about how it would be cheaper to buy it from me than to sue.
    i dropped off my registration username and pw the next day (couldn't transfer it to his because it was only 3 days old lol) and picked up the money. He then immediately changed the pw on the acct.

    Im too lazy for this so im going after new businesses without a website. For this I simply search the county clerks dba by date and find the juicy fresh ones. Haven't done this yet but will let ya know how it pans out :D
     
  13. furca

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    I registered JohnMcCain.net in 07 and they contacted me about it. I told them I would sell for a thousand and they agreed. If you give it to them for the right price then they have no need to send litigation your way, especially if you are charging under a lawyers fee.
     
  14. milton

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    ICANN can take it away from you if they prove cyber squatting viable, legally speaking, you won't win this argument because you fail all 4 of the tests to survive copyright/trademark infringement and dilution

    Are you a gambling man? If so, roll the dice on this one and good luck
     
  15. Domaination

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    good luck, I dont think a domain like that would ever fly in this situation.. maybe if you a more generic domain..