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Laird Mobi

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Anyone want to appraise this one?

Also when i have been submitting it to sedo's database it keeps coming up with an error, domain violates german trademark law??? Any ideas why?
 
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Also when i have been submitting it to sedo's database it keeps coming up with an error, domain violates german trademark law??? Any ideas why?

Is this a serious question?

Domain value ='s headache.
 

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I have looked for trademarks and can't find any, i could understand a problem if it was olympicgames.com for example but i cannot see any problems with this one. Or am i looking at it the wrong way?
 

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I think you'll find trouble with any domain with the word olympic in it.
 

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You are inviting a lot of trouble....
 

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"olympic" is one of those words to best avoid anywhere in a domain name; there are some others too, such as "realtor".

In regards to value ... about what you paid in my view ... anyways, try posting it on Afternic's Bazaar with a start price of like $49 and a stop price around $5.

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valuenames said:
"olympic" is one of those words to best avoid anywhere in a domain name; there are some others too, such as "realtor".

In regards to value ... about what you paid in my view ... anyways, try posting it on Afternic's Bazaar with a start price of like $49 and a stop price around $5.

Ron
I wouldn't recommend trying to sell it... that proves you registered it in bad faith!
 

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Good point ... deleting it would be the safest option.

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If it gets any traffic then try to develop it.
 

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Afternic doesnt allow the entry of domains w ólympic'in them.
1 of mine was removed over a year ago, and I got an email from afternic stating they had to remove all such names because of IOC threats
 

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Hmm i think i stumbled onto a hot one here! I think i will wait til the C&D letter arrives and i will just send it straight over to them. What does the forum think of that idea?
 

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that sounds ok.
Lets put it this way.
The one I own, and which should have expired 2 months ago, but I had auto renew on now gets apx. over 1000 unique hits per day and climbing...
(and I cant do anything with the traffic).
Havent received a C&D letter, but If I do, I will rush the name to them by courier :)
 

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Can't agree completely with this thread.

I have:
http://www.theathensolympics.com

and:
http://www.theolympicgames.info

and no-one has challenged me on these, and I would fight for them if they did, because I believe the Olympic Games is part of human history and human culture.

The first one will pass off quietly because the Athens Games will soon be over. I haven't made very good use of it because I have been short of time this year and I've been developing other domains.

The .info is a long-term project and I intend to develop it as a history of the Olympic tradition etc going right back to the origins of the ancient games. It'll be a non-commercial site and, as the .info TLD suggests, it will be an *information* site.

The IOC does not own every reference to this part of human culture. Also, they had the chance to register the name in Sunrise and didn't. Personally I think they'll just ignore it because the prefix 'The' usually diminishes the significance of a domain name anyway.

I strongly object to people trying to *annex* our everyday language and words that any of us may use. So personally I suggest you hold OlympicMedalists.com and fight (but don't advertise for sale!)

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I totally agree with you lionheart, the trademark thing has gone to their heads, but they seem to win every challenge, so i suppose it's icann who could be at fault or maybe the lawyers taking back handers! (I'd like to think so anyway!)
 

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IMHO, the IOC is one of the most corrupt commities on this planet.
They are corrupt people hiding under a corrupt agency.
If a lawyer here could give me some sort of 'ok' that under free speech I can use my domain (which i repeat is now getting over 1200 unique hits a day) I would go ahead and link to the variousl scandals these pathetic people are commiting.
 
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