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Originally Posted by saurik In order for this to happen, they need to either entertain my offer or at least give me a response with their quote in it: to...
08-24-2011, 11:36 PM #41
08-25-2011, 12:49 AM #42
playstation5.com This domain is for sale. Guess what? some years down the road these people are banking on the fact that sony will keep the playstation brand around till a 5th gen console comes out and when that time comes sony will pay up. OR they can unload it to some other d-bag first. It happens to every well known brand and any name that may payoff down the road.
08-25-2011, 12:02 PM #43
Saurik, why do you feel entitled to the name if they've indeed owned it since before you ever heard of an iPhone? I don't think the jaylenoshow.com story applies here, since jay leno is a person's name while cydia is a word that's older than dirt. I grant you that people might be going to cydia.com by mistake, hoping to learn about your software, but isn't that ultimately because you decided to use the name cydia even though it was already trademarked and in use?
Last edited by oss001; 08-25-2011 at 12:21 PM. Reason: Additional Comments
08-26-2011, 11:55 AM #44
You guys keep calling the internet real-estate guys d-bags and then lauding Saurik for doing what he has to for his business. Idealize it if you want, but they're both businesses, and both are legitimate. Internet domain name ownership and sales is as old as the public internet itself. It's not illegal, and just because you think they're scum of the earth doesn't mean their rights are any less relevant. If Sony were smart, they would have planned ahead and spent a few bucks on the domain names of any possible subsequent playstation successors within the conceivable range of the system's lifespan. Same goes for Saurik. Or he could have used a different name. I respect his opinion but there's a phrase called "a day late and a dollar short" that applies here. Do your business. Don't try to stop someone else from doing theirs just because the interest of their business has collided against your business interests. And if you DO try to interfere with someone else's business, don't try to act like the hero because you're not.
08-26-2011, 04:39 PM #45
I understand your point of view and never said their rights were less relevant. Nobody's "lauding" Saurik either for that matter. However youd be pretty pissed if you decided to start up a business and wanted to offer your goods and services online only to find out that I registered "clockworkengine".com already, and decided that what you thought was a fair to more than fair price for the domain wasn't enough. hmmmm... while I'm at it let me think of some possible typo's somebody might make while typing "clockworkengine".com. I think i'll just register clkworkengine, clockwrkengine, etc.. Now, if I finally do decide to sell you the original, I have these others just incase a competitor wants to divert traffic to their site. Here is a nice example of that right here: rotorooterplumming.com Hey!,wait I thought I was goint to a rotorooter site not 303-plumber!
If Sony were smart, they would have planned ahead and spent a few bucks on the domain names of any possible subsequent playstation successors within the conceivable range of the system's lifespan. Same goes for Saurik.
Last edited by Hosko817; 08-26-2011 at 04:42 PM.