Originally posted by Duke of Earl Stuff - that is because there is a strong TRADEMARK on the name. If you try to use it you will be sued. They can take it away from you any time they want and go for damages if they want to be nasty.
Now I know, but I don`t think that burger king has trademarked his mark in estonia? I haven`t seen any burger kings here? So If I would make a company called burger king in Estonia I could save the name?
I'm not a lawyer so I can't advise you on what you can get away with in Estonia. However, the .org registrar is well withing Burger King's reach so they can just start a UDRP action against you and take the name away.
That's weird stocdoc! I looked back on this thread earlier and did not see that double post there. Yes, it looks like something strange going on. This will not go over well with a lot of folks. I'm sure having to make it through one of my rambling posts ONCE is more than enough for most people.
Actually, I read the post from boychik and decided to run the whois to see who was taking these names off the lists and not sending the DNF$. Low and behold, the name was available, so I took it. Pays to double check. Doc
It looks like another name (besides the one I got) has been taken from Dax's list. It was vipclub.info
I know this is frustrating you guys that some people are not making compensation - but I think I know what is happening. We have a lot of unregistered "Guests" that visit the forum - and I can tell you that our "Recently Expired / Available Names" threads are one of the most popular places for those people to drift in & out. There is a board where I can watch the activity of the forum - and these threads are always populated with "Guests".
I know what you guys are going to say next - but don't bother. (It's just not possible right now.) For the moment we will just have to publicly encourage these people to sign up - and become members of the community.
Everybody is welcome here. Come on in. Take your shoes off. Register and stay a while.