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    Qoogle.com

    I did a quick search on WHT and didn't see a thread, so don't kill me if you've seen this.

    But I recently saw this.

    Apparently somebody owns qoogle.com and Google Inc doesn't like it.

    http://qoogle.com (When its a link you can't even tell the difference between that and http://google.com)

    Anyway, while I was searching I found that http://www.wcws.net/ is related to qoogle.com

    I personally think this is stupid and just a publicity stunt. If google is smart they will drop their charges because I'd hate to see this guy (http://www.wcws.net/) or (http://qoogle.com) suceed in getting noticed.

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    Originally posted by Neo3Net
    If google is smart they will drop their charges because I'd hate to see this guy (http://www.wcws.net/) or (http://qoogle.com) suceed in getting noticed.
    Google enforces their trademark. If you understand how trademark law works, you know that it's essential to do so. If a mark becomes "diluted" your ownership of it can be contested by someone else.

    So it'd be anything but smart for Google not to pursue these kinds of encroachments.
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    they sued another ripoff domain [http://www.booble.com]
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    More power too them (Google). There are too many people think they have a right to use other peoples trademarks, copyrights and IP because of the "free" nature of the internet. Google shouldn't have to register every domain similar to it's name to prevent people from using it's trademark for their own gain.

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    Well, qoogle only has the same name, but is different. Booble completely ripped their design.
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    Qooqle did return quite good result, but took at least 4x longer to load than Google.

    It is essentially piggy-backing on someone else's name, its ethically wrong.
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    Originally posted by MattF
    It is essentially piggy-backing on someone else's name, its ethically wrong.
    Kinda like misspelling webhostingtalk.com as webhotsingtalk.com leads to host v o i c e?
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    I know its wrong, but its gets to the point where I'd hate to see Qoogle suceed in what they've been trying to acheive (Traffic and Such by the Media/Press). The law should really find a better way to deal with these things.

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    Originally posted by JayC
    Google enforces their trademark. If you understand how trademark law works, you know that it's essential to do so. If a mark becomes "diluted" your ownership of it can be contested by someone else.

    So it'd be anything but smart for Google not to pursue these kinds of encroachments.
    couldn't have said it any better myself, i completely agree.

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    Originally posted by Xshare
    Kinda like misspelling webhostingtalk.com as webhotsingtalk.com leads to host v o i c e?

    Another big typo was if you go to www.hotmial.com it would take you to a lookalike hotmail page that when you tried to sign in, would record your user/pass, sign you up for porn in your email, and send you to the invalid password page at hotmail.com making you log in for real.

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    Re: Qoogle.com

    Originally posted by Neo3Net
    I did a quick search on WHT and didn't see a thread, so don't kill me if you've seen this.

    But I recently saw this.

    Apparently somebody owns qoogle.com and Google Inc doesn't like it.

    http://qoogle.com (When its a link you can't even tell the difference between that and http://google.com)

    Anyway, while I was searching I found that http://www.wcws.net/ is related to qoogle.com

    I personally think this is stupid and just a publicity stunt. If google is smart they will drop their charges because I'd hate to see this guy (http://www.wcws.net/) or (http://qoogle.com) suceed in getting noticed.
    Ahh a brutal reminder of MikeRoweSoft.com

    I can understand google's point though.
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    funny how they only emailed him once he moved to the US...

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    Reading their forum is great, I especially love this one:

    It's just ridiculous how greedy people are becoming, looking for any little reason to sue. "Oh no I spilled hot coffee on my lap while I was driving! I'm gonna sue because they didn't tell my my coffee was going to be HOT!" "Oh no, I have a horrible diet and don't know how to control my binge eating, it must be McDonald's fault that I'm obese! I'm gonna sue!!" "Oh no, people are using KaZaA to download music and make mix CDs, instead of going out and buying CDs of one hit wonders, so let's sue little kids for 150K a song."
    I realize this case is a bit different, but on the obsurdity scale from 1-10, Google has achieved a solid 11. How much damage could Qoogle.com possibly be doing to Google.com? Anyone...? ...Anyone? That's what I thought. Slim to none. It's just Google, Inc's contribution to the idiots of America clogging up our legal system with more trivial law suits.
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    haha I watched the interview and found it funny that owner of Qoogle.com was running the Google Search Bar, heh

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    It's odd how they completely ignore the previously-stated fact that Google has to take action, regardless of whether or not they want to.

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    Do a whois on all the potential mispellings of microsoft.com. Always someone trying to make a buck.. heh

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    www.phroogle.com
    not exactly a rip off design but it is similar...And it is a search engine, but not of the web. It is of Serial codes.

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    Originally posted by DanX
    It's odd how they completely ignore the previously-stated fact that Google has to take action, regardless of whether or not they want to.

    Happens about 10 times a day here at WHT Dan.
    People would rather put down the company than learn the facts.

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    This one is a hard one. The only reason I am going to think that Google should take action is because Qoogle is a search engine.

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    Re: Qoogle.com

    Originally posted by Neo3Net
    I personally think this is stupid and just a publicity stunt. If google is smart they will drop their charges because I'd hate to see this guy (http://www.wcws.net/) or (http://qoogle.com) suceed in getting noticed.
    Agreed, I'd hate for him to get noticed. Of course, you're not really helping by posting a link to the site here

    I think that Google should take action...
    1) Exact same industry (search engine)
    2) Name looks exactly the same when made as a hyperlink
    3) (Probably) created after Google
    - Intended to get publicity by ripping off the name

    MikeRoweSoft, on the other hand, was much more innocent and wasn't in the same business.
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    MikeRoweSoft, on the other hand, was much more innocent and wasn't in the same business.
    If I remember correctly Mike Rowe admits choosing the domain due its Microsoft sounding, hardly innocent.

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    Hehehe,Nothing is on Qoogle!!

    I did a search for radio and stuff like that and NOTTA

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    Google has to sue if they want to protect their name. If they don't do it now then there will be high chances that they won't win the next one.

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    I did noticed that the other site has a chat thingy...maybe someone can have a little "talk" with them!

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    Kinda like misspelling webhostingtalk.com as webhotsingtalk.com leads to host v o i c e?
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    On a similar note..

    I hope http://www.wcws.net/ is affilited with http://hostway.com because their sites look an aweful lot alike..
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    Originally posted by The Dude_
    Hehehe,Nothing is on Qoogle!!

    I did a search for radio and stuff like that and NOTTA

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    Ye qoogle is crap .. did a search on "doctorhill" .. nuthin.
    did a search for "doctorhill" on Google and the top ten were all "doctorhill" and so the SHOULD be.

    praise be the Doctor

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