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(Baltimore Sun)   Registering the domain "pizza.com" in 1994: $20. Auctioning that same domain name off in 2008: pricele... well actually about $3M   (baltimoresun.com) divider line
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2008-04-03 1:10:45 PM  
Good for him.

That is not squatting or being at all shady.
 
2008-04-03 2:06:52 PM  
What about whitehouse.com? (for god's sake NSFW!!!)


/yes, multiple !'s necessary.
 
2008-04-03 2:07:47 PM  
Nice.
 
2008-04-03 2:07:48 PM  
Vodak.com?
 
2008-04-03 2:07:57 PM  
anybody interested in MyPissBurns.com? i make a good price, just for you...
 
2008-04-03 2:08:02 PM  
toejam: What about whitehouse.com? (for god's sake NSFW!!!)


/yes, multiple !'s necessary.


I thought the government finally bought this off that pron site
 
2008-04-03 2:08:06 PM  
Yeah, try looking up men.com.

rugbyjockTM approved!
 
2008-04-03 2:08:38 PM  
He says he lives in North Potomac? Maybe now he'll be able to move out of Rockville to the real Potomac, MD.
 
2008-04-03 2:08:42 PM  
I've been sitting on grannyamputeescatporn.com since 1994; I should be able to rake in at least a million
 
2008-04-03 2:09:25 PM  
I am still waiting for someone to pay me big money for www.steveforbes4president.com
 
2008-04-03 2:09:47 PM  
I thought cyber squatting was illegal or does it just pertain to names?
 
2008-04-03 2:10:32 PM  
clownpenis.fart
 
2008-04-03 2:11:55 PM  
GhettoWinter: I thought cyber squatting was illegal or does it just pertain to names?

Exactly, I think it only pertains to trade marked names like Hasbro, Chevrolet, etc...
 
2008-04-03 2:12:14 PM  
Cyber squatting referrs to someone registering a trademarked name and holding it hostage, say nike.com etc. But generic names are perfectly fine to squat on, like business.com
 
2008-04-03 2:13:26 PM  
I'm glad nintendo finally bought out zelda.com
 
2008-04-03 2:13:32 PM  
A small, yet fantastic example of how far the internet has come.. And how far out of whack our economy is.
 
2008-04-03 2:14:18 PM  
mikerowesoft?
 
2008-04-03 2:15:07 PM  
hotteens.org
 
2008-04-03 2:15:23 PM  
toejam: What about whitehouse.com? (for god's sake NSFW!!!)


/yes, multiple !'s necessary.


Holy crap. In the early days of the intertubes, I tried to show a coworker that even the government was easily accessed by the web.

Of course, being I am just used to typing in .com...

At least she had a sense of humor.
 
2008-04-03 2:15:45 PM  
Dome: mikerowesoft?

I don't even want to think about what that internet site would show.
 
2008-04-03 2:16:11 PM  
Seacop: GhettoWinter: I thought cyber squatting was illegal or does it just pertain to names?

Exactly, I think it only pertains to trade marked names like Hasbro, Chevrolet, etc...


I remember something about a guy who had something like Madonna.com and wasn't allowed to sell it.
 
2008-04-03 2:16:28 PM  
fark.net
 
2008-04-03 2:16:30 PM  
DownsSyndromeTeenCumDumpsters.com is open
 
2008-04-03 2:16:38 PM  
In 1994 I thought it cost a lot more than $20.

Some people/companies have way too much money to throw away on stupid crap like this, though. The inequity between rich and poor is absurd.
 
2008-04-03 2:16:41 PM  
GhettoWinter: I thought cyber squatting was illegal or does it just pertain to names?


I think it would have been illegal if he would have registered pizzahut.com and then tried selling it. If you register something that is common name, like water.com and not the company name like aquafina.com you should be ok.
 
2008-04-03 2:16:50 PM  
farking shiat mother farker. I was thinking of that shiat back in 94/95. Never did. God I'm a slacker.
 
2008-04-03 2:17:14 PM  
www.creedthoughts.gov.www\creedthoughts
 
2008-04-03 2:17:15 PM  
He lives in North Potomac? That means nothing to me because apparently North Potomac is considered a 3rd of Montgomery County now. That's like saying Rockville, MD is North Bethesda.
 
2008-04-03 2:17:29 PM  
Registering the domain "www.pi.zza" in 1994 in one of those applets that offered "domains with extended name": $20.

Auctioning that same domain name off in 2008: priceless. I mean, as in zero.
 
2008-04-03 2:18:41 PM  
Begoggle: In 1994 I thought it cost a lot more than $20.

Some people/companies have way too much money to throw away on stupid crap like this, though. The inequity between rich and poor is absurd.


It was 2year min reg and it cost $70. I think there was only one co to reg though.
 
2008-04-03 2:18:44 PM  
toejam: What about whitehouse.com? (for god's sake NSFW!!!)


/yes, multiple !'s necessary.


Have you actually gone there lately?
/check your work, kiddies
 
2008-04-03 2:19:04 PM  
whitehouse.org is great
 
2008-04-03 2:19:40 PM  
hugram: fark.net

Does drew have www.fark.edu?
 
2008-04-03 2:20:12 PM  
Death by Misadventure: He lives in North Potomac? That means nothing to me because apparently North Potomac is considered a 3rd of Montgomery County now. That's like saying Rockville, MD is North Bethesda.

Yeah, it's so true, and so many people care.
 
2008-04-03 2:20:21 PM  
Lately, I've been in the habit of going to the .coms of everyday words and short phrases.

I'll tell you what's disturbing, the ads on poop.com.
 
2008-04-03 2:20:32 PM  
I used to work at the company that hosted pizza.com. I think it was 1999 and we handled some kind of software where you'd fill our a web form, and we'd print it out and fax it to whoever was really delivering the pizza. I wasn't involved, and I don't even think I ever got pizza.com to work.
 
2008-04-03 2:20:52 PM  
robisfunky: toejam: What about whitehouse.com? (for god's sake NSFW!!!)


/yes, multiple !'s necessary.

Have you actually gone there lately?
/check your work, kiddies


No. [shrugs and kicks feed timidly] Sorry.
 
2008-04-03 2:21:43 PM  
pezzor: clownpenis.fart

Beat me by a mile...
 
2008-04-03 2:22:22 PM  
Fireproof: Lately, I've been in the habit of going to the .coms of everyday words and short phrases.

I'll tell you what's disturbing, the ads on poop.com.


try ratemypoo.com - not that it's NSFW it's NSFA (not safe for anyplace)
/remember: what has been seen cannot be unseen
 
2008-04-03 2:23:32 PM  
zombo.com
 
2008-04-03 2:24:07 PM  
The Nissan (pops) case is interesting. I just checked it out (I done good robisfunky?) and apparently the brew-ha-ha-ha is still going on.
 
2008-04-03 2:24:11 PM  
pentomino,

are you getting a kick out of these replies?
 
2008-04-03 2:24:16 PM  
robisfunky: try ratemypoo.com - not that it's NSFW it's NSFA (not safe for anyplace)

For the absolute worst, go to poopsex.com. It's worse than lemonparty.
 
2008-04-03 2:24:26 PM  
I've been going about this whole Internet thing all wrong. All wrong, I tell you!
 
2008-04-03 2:24:26 PM  
vernonFL: zombo.com

Holy crap, is that place still active?
 
2008-04-03 2:25:01 PM  
I have been holding on the Fark you in the ass with a poptart.com since this morning ? any takers?
 
2008-04-03 2:25:17 PM  
FTFA
That's because the domain names often match keywords used to search, said Catherine Pancake, director of account services at Web Ad.vantage Inc., an Internet marketing firm based in Havre de Grace.

That's because the domain names often match keywords used to search, said Catherine Pancake, director of account services at Web Ad.vantage Inc., an Internet marketing firm based in Havre de Grace.
Pancake.com?
 
2008-04-03 2:25:24 PM  
vernonFL: zombo.com

I registered that in 1995; as a result, I have full access to everything there is to do at zombocom.
 
2008-04-03 2:25:30 PM  
Of course, you could squat on NIke.com. All you would have to do is put up a bunch of pictures of the Greek god nike, and show that the site was a gathering point for people interested in ancient greek culture and conservation. As long as there is a legitimate use, Nike couldnt do shiat, and would have to pay whatever you wanted.

timelessmyths.comView Full Size
 
2008-04-03 2:25:32 PM  
 
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