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In bad taste: NamePros permits sale of Steve Jobs domains

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NamePros allows the sale of domains that contain or refer to the name of Steve Jobs.

That’s an example of bad taste registrations and characteristic of domain vultures.

One such thread was reported and we received this message from one of the moderators:

“While I agree with we don’t currently have rules in place to prevent such names and there are far more then just this name that would fit the category etc. I don’t agree with this but until we setup some sort of rules for this we really don’t have any reason to remove it.

Meanwhile, DNForum owner Adam Dicker openly announced that he will not permit the sale of such domain names in the DNForum.com marketplace.


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9 Responses to “In bad taste: NamePros permits sale of Steve Jobs domains”
  1. Alan says:

    The Almighty Dollar is more important then common decency!

  2. Lucius "Guns" Fabrice says:

    Alan – Agreed, also lack of moderation is a matter of concern as well.

  3. Chip says:

    Slimy and in bad taste but nothing illegal. This is just one in a long line of weak tasteless domains, fools and charlatans try to pawn off. Why not focus on disallowing obvious TM sales? Taking a stand is fine but not sure it makes the community as a whole any less deplorable.

  4. Lucius "Guns" Fabrice says:

    Chip – Exactly what I pointed out: the bad taste of it plus the lack of action by the NamePros moderators.

  5. Chip says:

    What I meant to say was that even though it is lame and tasteless, it is no different than what goes on everyday on DNF and Namepros etc… so to call them out for it is a little misguided and selective…IMHO of course.

  6. Lucius "Guns" Fabrice says:

    Chip – The difference is clear: NamePros allowed the sale of these names and its moderators refused to act upon it. In the meantime, Adam Dicker explicitly stated that he won’t permit the sale of such domains. I simply deliver the news, nothing is misguided and selective.

  7. RAYY.co says:

    They will sell anything to make money from it……terrible.

    Steve Jobs is a trademark name for someone famous….

  8. Blake says:

    While I understand your comments you seem to think we at namepros.com approve of such sales…and let me assure we don’t. The problem stems in at where to you draw the line? What constitutes a trademark infringement? I bet most have in there own portfolio at least 1 such name….and for us to draw a line in the sand we need a clear distinction….one of which the industry as a whole has not found yet. So anyway let me close by saying the same as my comment you copy/pasted above…we don’t approve of them but the rules as of now don’t prevent them.

  9. Lucius "Guns" Fabrice says:

    Blake – There is no tm infringement but allowing the domains to be listed is tasteless.

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