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LEGO vs Cybersquatters: The burden of new gTLDs

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  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    I'd just like to say I have no affiliation or link of any kind to the Lego Star shopping domain, other than it looking very similar to my brickset username.

    I did discover that my username was already on bricklink and flickr when I wanted to setup accounts elsewhere but I wasn't aware of that until much later than sign up here.

    LEGO legal certainly seem to have their work cut out for them. 
    paul_mertonricecake
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    interesting list Lego has already claimed " A few examples of these include lego.world, lego.wtf, lego.video, lego.tv, lego.toys, lego.movie, lego.gift, lego.deals, lego.sucks, and even lego.porn. As long as LEGO holds on to these domains, nobody else will be able to register them."
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    In today's world, IP issues are just very complex to manage and deal with. Ethically, it might be wrong for me to register lego.deals, but since I live in a capitalist society/economy where the goal is to make money, I should be entitled to do so in order to gain from it. Think about how if I own a chain of gas stations, and someone buys a corner property as investment, there is legal or ethical reason for me to be mad at that entity who owns the corner property...

    I don't think having usernames with brand names is a problem, and to the contrary, it adds to a brand (hey, look at my username too), as long as there are no direct profits or gains from it...so yeah, complex situation. 
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 385


    interesting list Lego has already claimed " A few examples of these include lego.world, lego.wtf, lego.video, lego.tv, lego.toys, lego.movie, lego.gift, lego.deals, lego.sucks, and even lego.porn. As long as LEGO holds on to these domains, nobody else will be able to register them."




    lego.porn.


    Today, I learned of Lego's possible concern over people who lurk in the darkest corners of the internet making XXX rated content that involves Lego.

    That is also not something I'd like to thing about. Ever.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,966
    ^ Rule 34, dude.  Rule 34.
    gmonkey76MAGNINOMINISUMBRAricecakeMaffyDsid3windrCaptainLego
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,966
    Did you know LEGO also owns the domain legogiraffepenis.com?
    CaptainLego
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879


    Did you know LEGO also owns the domain legogiraffepenis.com?


    Reminds me of this SNL skit:
    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/dillon-edwards-investments/n11241?snl=1

  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,966
    Has anyone here received a cease and desist email about their lego domain name? Just wondering what they look like...
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 385
    ^ Rule 34, dude.  Rule 34.
    I forgot that this is the internet. There's obviously adult films with Lego involved. What was I thinking?


  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    ^ Rule 34, dude.  Rule 34.
    I forgot that this is the internet. There's obviously adult films with Lego involved. What was I thinking?


    And more to the point, what are you thinking about now?



  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 511
    ^That it's not right to disassemble two levers in order to make an illegal connection (with kragle?) between their bases and a minifig torso?
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