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Organisation failed to renew and now they want it back

Discussion in 'Domain Name Disputes' started by cav, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. ian

    ian Well-Known Member

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    Also had similar, caught a domain, was contacted soon after by the previous registrant asking if they could have it back. As it happened, they owned the trademark worldwide, but as it was two generic words that worked together, they knew it wouldn't be that easy to recover through legal paths. They asked how much I would like, I said make me an offer because otherwise it may be seen as domain hijacking. They made an offer which was 'reasonable'; I could have pushed for more, but felt from the long conversations we had it was an honest mistake, so deal done and both parties happy. Just checked, they still own in, but the risk of your generosity could be a ploy where they sell it on for a tidy sum!
     
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    Update: all now resolved. One young naive charity are absolutely delighted their web development plans and costs to date have not been wasted. Benefit to me - further enhanced my reputation in my niche which hopefully will return me good financial karma in the long run.
     
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    Delighted to hear it! :)
     
  6. Murray

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    You didn't say it was a charity

    My answer would have been different
     
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    Why should a genuine small business be treated any differently than a charity? I accept that treating big businesses and investors differently would be fair game.
     
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    Why should they be treated the same?

    Why so?
     
  9. Murray

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    Because business we're all working towards our own success, it's selfish

    Charity is selfless

    If they were genuinely using the domain to help and losing it would set them back + it wasn't that great of a domain, id be inclined to hand it back

    If it was a x,xxx domain and they hadn't used it for anything yet.. well, that's different
     
  10. dog

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    If this was a company that let it drop I would have asked for money. A lot of it.

    You'll find far to often sob stories and get taken advantage of in business. If the domain was that important to the company why did they let it drop?
     
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    Well HMRC view them differently, and so do I. Sadly, some larger organisations abuse the system and pretend to be charites to obtain concessions.
     
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    As do some CICs, 'Community Interest Companies'.
     
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    The NFL is/was a non-profit.
     
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