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Purchased stumbleupon's .biz address what to do with it

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by shaunpm, May 21, 2012.

  1. shaunpm

    shaunpm Newbie

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    Any ideas on what I can do with stumbleupon .biz
     
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    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    You don't believe in protecting your WHOIS data?
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Let it drop before they f**k you.
     
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    sirthomas Registered Member

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    Sell it to someone more experienced /2cents.
     
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    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

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    Let it die or get yourself a lawyer.
     
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    maximviper BANNED BANNED

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    Why did u bought you if u dint have a plan? U should have atleast whois protect it :)
     
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    If I were you I would get a bigger front door and a bigger letterbox ready for the deluge of legal paperwork that will be coming your way shortly :D
     
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    Be on the lookout for lawyers coming to your door with cease and deist letters.

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  9. shaunpm

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    I was hoping to come up with the plan later. Anyway, isn't it ok to do what i please with the site as long as it's not infringing on StumbleUpon?
     
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    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    obviously turn it into a pregant porn site brah
     
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  11. shaunpm

    shaunpm Newbie

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    lol ^^^^ I don't think it will get any direct traffic, that's the thing. I'm leaning towards selling it just because I don't have the time to build it out into anything, I could see someone turning it into a site where you can "stumble" though local business, or an entrepreneur resource type random browsing site.
     
  12. shaunpm

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    ok, here's a question for you Guru's, if the site is "Stumble UP On" and not "StumbleUpon" is this not infringing and a legit use of the domain?
     
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    Yea go with that. Let me know how it holds up in court...
     
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    Even if it was "Stumble Strap On" they could sue you, and win.
     
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  15. shaunpm

    shaunpm Newbie

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    Oh that's bogus...so no money in this one sounds like...15 dollar loss
     
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    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Very true ;)
    And they won't warn you in advance about that dude.
     
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    Serp_Pimp Junior Member

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    Drop it, its not worth fighting a C&D against stumbleupon.
     
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    helpnub Registered Member

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    If you're with NC and drop it within a certain time you can get some of your money back. I don't understand why you wouldn't think you might have a trademark issue .... if a great domain is still available it's either just dropped or it's hands off.
     
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    It's also on Godaddy. Their the worst when it comes to disputes and infringement. They shoot first and ask questions later
     
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    StumbleUpon will file a UDRP (Uniform Domain-name Dispute-resolution Policy) claim, which you agreed to be bound by in your agreement with the registrar.

    From the UDRP:
    StumbleUpon[.biz] is identical to StumbleUpon's trademark. (note StumbleUpon's trademark is "StumbleUpon", not "stumbleupon.com"
    Trust me, you do not. (there are a list of factors to determine this -- see http://www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/udrp/policy#4aii)
    Your regitration and use would be considered in bad faith. (again, there are factors, and you would fail them -- see http://www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/udrp/policy#4aiii)
    You are not subject to monetary damages. All StumbleUpon will do will get your domain transferred by Verisign (the owner of the ".com" gTLD).

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    Or, they could file an ACPA (Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act) action against you in a US court, where they can get statutory damages of $1,000-$100,000 per infringing domain (depending on how much 'bad faith' you are deemed to have). I won't get into the ACPA, but you can see the Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticybersquatting_Consumer_Protection_Act) for more info.

    Moral of the story. Get rid of this hot potato and let it be someone else's liability. But under NO circumstances, offer to sell it to StumbleUpon, or you will be making either a UDRP or ACPA action all but certain.

    I am only trying to help you. Unfortunately, it means helping you by scaring you!

     
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