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Old 05-15-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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Earn millions with your .com (no this is not an advert)

A 43-year-old man from Maryland has sold the domain name pizza.com for almost 10,000 times the price he paid for it. Chris Clark registered the name pizza.com in 1994 for just $20, and continued to pay the annual registration fee until January of this year, when he heard the domain name vodka.com had gone for a massive $3 million, and decided he wanted a slice of the pie.

A little whatis and howto: http://www.igoldrush.com/investment.htm
The first domain names investor bank: http://www.goldnames.com/

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Yeah, but domain squatting...?
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, but domain squatting...?
Look at it more like a stock market, if you do that, it's facinating!
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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It's still cybersquatting, in a way.
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:19 PM   #5
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Is that in the same domain as "2 girls"?
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:37 PM   #6
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Me and my friend wanted to do this with a bunch of domains when we first heard of the internet. Unfortunately neither of us could figure out how to buy domains without a credit card. We would be millionaires by now!
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:42 PM   #7
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Me and my friend wanted to do this with a bunch of domains when we first heard of the internet. Unfortunately neither of us could figure out how to buy domains without a credit card. We would be millionaires by now!
lol me and my friends had the same idea and ultimately the same problem.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:22 AM   #8
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I wonder if horseporn.net will ever be worth millions.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:30 AM   #9
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http://www.stylinstalin.com will be worth billions.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:03 AM   #10
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Not really cybersquatting. First of all this is 1994, not 2004. Second, it's not like it's pizzahut.com. It's pizza.com, which is generic.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:25 PM   #11
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http://www.stylinstalin.com will be worth billions.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:34 PM   #12
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it's not like it's pizzahut.com. It's pizza.com, which is generic.
Which makes you wonder why anyone would pay milllions for such a generic name. Do they think people just take the name of what they want, put .com on the end and type it in their browser?

Hell, they probably do. People are dumb.

I say it's still squatting if you don't have a site there. If you register someone's brand name I'd call that trademark infringement.
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I ran across a cybersquatter years ago that tried to "sell" me a domain name for a business name we'd been operating under for years. I discovered that it had been already registered when I decided to pursue the domain name. Initially they'd tried to BS and stymie but ultimately transferred the domain to me when it was clear that they hadn't a leg to stand on. That was an actual trade/business name so it was clear.

Honestly, I can't see where cybersquatting would apply to a generic term like pizza. That guy just got lucky.
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Do they think people just take the name of what they want, put .com on the end and type it in their browser?
A LOT of people do that actually.
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:30 AM   #15
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http://www.stylinstalin.com will be worth billions.
Is that a screamer? I closed outta it within 8 seconds of looking at it because I thought it was one.
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It's just a JPEG.
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Another sad example of Internet PTSD...

I wonder if he see two girls at the mall and one has a cup he starts to gag?
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You could have looked at the source code.
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You could have looked at the source code.
Already tried, for some reason, nothing came up. View > Source didn't do shit..

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Another sad example of Internet PTSD...

I wonder if he see two girls at the mall and one has a cup he starts to gag?
What does 2girls1cup have to do with it? Shitting into a cup is more pathetic then shocking. I feel bad for the people who had to sit through the video and watch the stupidity for 1 minute and 11 seconds.

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But apparently you remember it's 1 minute and 11 seconds.
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