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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2003

    Legal help regarding a domain :)

    I'm just interested to know if there is anything you can do if a user registers your domain and then adds "sucks" on the end? I read a while ago you can't.

    I'm having problems with a user (Stephen barnes) you may know of him? He is banned here. Well it's come to my attention he owns, what's the purpose in him having that domain? This is the same user who owns I believe as well.

    Anything that can be done? People like that shouldn't be allowed the Internet.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    FT Worth, TX
    it falls under "free speech". you might be able to get him for trademark infringement if your domain is trademarked.
    Kerry Jones

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    As anon-e-mouse's signature says: Do not feed the trolls. This person thrives on the attention he gets from pulling stunts like that. The best thing you can do is simply ignore him. Not having that domain isn't going to harm you in any way.
    If you have to operate your company behind the scenes or under a fake name, maybe it's time to leave the industry and start something fresh.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Yeah... who really is going to notice or care? It sounds idiotic and immature and anyone that does notice is likely to think the same thing.

    You have two choices: ignore him until he behaves or use Jojo's naughty step.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    It is not like anyone is going to find that link and link it back to you anyway. When I got to the first site in your post, my attention shift...I just took out the word sucks so that I could see if it is anyway in related to your site. I doubt anyone have the time to read that site either...the only word I was able to pick out was 'native american' before my attention shift away from that site.
    Don't worry about it. He is just a trouble maker. If he have the money and time to waste into creating domain name with the ending 'sucks'...let him waste his money as long as he doesn't touch your.

  6. #6
    I dont think it is hurting anyone, just as long as he doesnt say stuff about you're site... Or linking... course http://f**
    Hasnt been sued yet lol but may come to future because of using the microsoft style... i think they too are in copyright violation...

  7. #7


    yup definitely sound like an immature user to me

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Woking, England
    If you can bad, it would only be fair to ban
    Web Handyman - Website and Internet Marketing Service

  9. #9
    Except it is their business I think they can run it as see fit not how it's "only fair"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Toronto, Canada
    Pretty much impossible to keep someone from setting up a site. Look at

    Some people are just vindictive, spiteful, jealous. So it's bound to happen.

    BTW, I registered [my-main-site-in-my-profile] just so someone else would not...

    Vito - Flash tutorials since 2002 - 5,300+ Flash tutorials for hosting companies, incl. Voice tutorials

  11. #11
    speaking of copyrights
    your logo looks a hell of a lot like mediatemple, and the background looks like the stock wallpaper for windows XP

  12. #12
    Laugh at the fact he wasted his money.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Originally posted by climax
    speaking of copyrights
    your logo looks a hell of a lot like mediatemple, and the background looks like the stock wallpaper for windows XP
    I don't see how this resembles MT logo at all besides maybe using parenthesis. They are different, end of story.

    As for the background image, sure it looks like the default one for Windows XP but, who is to say there aren't others out there that he used or even created/had created.

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