[thelist] registering a .net when .com is held

Nan Harbison nan at nanharbison.com
Mon Dec 20 12:50:02 CST 2010

Isn't it more about who was there first and can prove it?
I did a website called, say, websiteinc.com because a guy in Florida is
sitting on website.com. He briefly started a website with a similar business
model, although he specialized in a different clientele. He used the same
font we were using though. My client looked into suing him, although didn't
pursue it. Her lawyer might have tried threatening him. I think since we
came first, we had some basis to sue him. He eventually gave up the site,
and is just sitting on the domain name. He would sell it for a lot of money
of course, which my client didn't have.

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Schweibing
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 1:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [thelist] registering a .net when .com is held

 On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:14:56 -0700, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> 
> I understand that perhaps no one on this list can give legal advice,

 You don't even need that advice.

>  Is there any cause for
> concern?

 Of course! Even if they legally have no real right to sue you, nothing 
 stops them for anyone suing you and causing you big legal fees and big 
 headaches etc. And they know that.


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