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Old 04-26-2007, 08:59 PM   #15
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Don't think it's a scam. He saw an opportunity and is trying to capitilize on it.

He is apparently unfamiliar with the new (since 1999) anti-cybersquatting rules. The good old days when you could claim a domain name and hold it for ransom are gone.

He might hope to find a sucker who thinks he can resell it to Airstream. The price would be less than what it would cost Airstream in legal fees to reclaim the name.

I would give him $50, if I was in that line of business.

Stealing G's picture is another issue. That sucks.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:11 PM   #16
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I'd be tempted to post a question of the seller asking him why he's improperly misrepresenting his advt. by using your dealerships picture in his advt. That would let anyone reading the ad know he needs to be questioned further. And it also lets anyone who happens to know your site, and read this advt, know that you are not part of this.

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Old 04-26-2007, 09:15 PM   #17
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IIRC, There was a flurry of court cases a while back where some 'enterprising' webites tried to get the large corporations to fork over very large sums to get domain names that either were identical to theirs or very, very close.

The case went to court and the 'entrepreneurs' were forced to relinquish the domains as they had 'no verifyable commercial interest' in the names they were trying to sell.

Knowing how A/S protects their name, I have a feeling that this guy will get squashed like a bug .
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:20 AM   #18
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I emailed the guy last night to ask him to remove my picture from his listing and this is the response that he sent me this morning.

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No need to cry about it, It's a picture of tavel trailers and no dealership is pictured. If you have interest in the Domain then make me a offer. I'm listing because it gets lots of hits every month. I own some boat dealerships and at one time we were going to get in the RV business but have decided not to. So now I want to get rid of the Domains I bought. I will listen to any offers.
Thanks Doug Doty 352-302-2634

I still want him to remove my picture!

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Old 04-27-2007, 08:30 AM   #19
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I still want him to remove my picture!

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Gene, if an employee of yours took the picture, that means he owns it, unauthorized use of it is stealing from the employee. I think I can provide you with some ammo to help make him stop using the pic. Check your email.
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I took the dang picture myself...at the bottom of my home page is the copyright and all rights reserved...

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Old 04-27-2007, 08:53 AM   #21
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Gene, there are various ways for you to complain to eBay through the 'Report this item' at the bottom of the listing -- don't even have to sign in to do that. The listing is eBay number 250108882284. Report 'copying of listing' to report him lifting the photo. Also check out 'copyright violations.'

Heck, you're a dealer. Call Jackson Center -- it'll go away real quick!

We had a member who tied up 2 airstream domain names in the past and posted asking for business suggestions. That idea couldn't go anywhere!
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:30 AM   #22
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I have talked to A/S inc and sent them links and copies of emails...I have also reported top Ebay...we will se what happens.

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Old 04-27-2007, 11:07 AM   #23
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Sorry, gmorris! I hope you can get this resolved soon!

And I read somewhere recently that you do not even have to expressly post that info/images you post on your Web site is copyrighted or that unauthorized use is prohibited, that it is already so just by your act of posting it (material you have created, of course, not taken from someone else) and you can enforce it. I will try to find where I saw that for you, but it should be easy to find under a quick Google search on something like "Internet/Web site copyright laws" or "infringement" or some such.

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Old 04-27-2007, 11:10 AM   #24
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Smells like a fraud...and even if it's isn't given the level of red tape this site had to go through....best of luck to the winner getting licensed!
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:15 AM   #25
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Did a whois on the domains....looks like it could be legit. Guy is a real low life though if he stole GMorris' pic. Also seems to be in it for the $$$ too...kind of greedy $100k for a domain that you are bound to have licenesing issue with......

Here is the whois info for the site that comes up when you click the link as well as teh aristreamtraveltrailers

Registrant:
Douglas Doty
5260 S. Stetson Pt.
Homosassa, Florida 34448
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (Internet Domain Name Registration, Domain Transfers. Your domain name search starts here.)
Domain Name: BOATSUPERCENTER.COM
Created on: 16-May-04
Expires on: 16-May-09
Last Updated on: 24-Jan-06

Administrative Contact:
Doty, Douglas thepilot@tampabay.rr.com
5260 S. Stetson Pt.
Homosassa, Florida 34448
United States
3523022634 Fax --

Technical Contact:
Flannery, Thomas tom@naturecoastgraphics.com
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Homosassa, Florida 34448
United States
3526213688 Fax --

Domain servers in listed order:
NS3.SECURESERVER.NET
NS4.SECURESERVER.NET

Registrant:
Douglas Doty
5260 S. Stetson Pt.
Homosassa, Florida 34448
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Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (Internet Domain Name Registration, Domain Transfers. Your domain name search starts here.)
Domain Name: AIRSTREAMTRAVELTRAILERS.COM
Created on: 06-Jan-04
Expires on: 06-Jan-08
Last Updated on: 10-Jan-07

Administrative Contact:
Doty, Douglas thepilot@tampabay.rr.com
5260 S. Stetson Pt.
Homosassa, Florida 34448
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Technical Contact:
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Domain servers in listed order:
PARK13.SECURESERVER.NET
PARK14.SECURESERVER.NET

Go get 'em G!
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:28 AM   #26
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Just sent him an email to get that pic off of his listing or it would be reported to ebay...we will see what happens.

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I would have my lawyer send him a nasty gram. Maybe a bill for the use of your property, and I would charge high. Even if you dont persue it, it will send the right message.
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Anyone read his neg feedback. He's appears less than professional. I mean, he's running a business and running his mouth like some junkyard dog. He also was a bit harsh when he was called out on the question about the auction and the pic, then was not smart enough not to post it for all to see. Doesn't seem all that sharp......

I suppose that would just about be what one would expect, I mean he did steal GMorris' photo and has NOT disclosed that whomever does eventually get this domain will most likely need to work though Global Icons adding additional fees and costs that the seller clearly hasn't researched and placed as part of the auction info.

Not that he'd ever get $100k for it though. Must be nice living in never, never land...maybe we'll all come vist him someday.
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Must be nice living in never, never land...maybe we'll all come vist him someday.
Eric, you can always flush the toilet when flying over Homosassa Springs...
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