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Re: BOGLEHEADS.COM AND BOGLEHEADS.NET

Post by Scamp » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:53 pm

Another thank you Serge.

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Re: BOGLEHEADS.COM AND BOGLEHEADS.NET

Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:53 pm

Alex Frakt wrote:I just remembered something. Following is an e-mail exchange with a cybersquatter in January 2012. I guess we now know who the mystery buyer was.

anonymous squatter wrote:Hi my name is [__] from [__] Domains.

I wanted to let you know that bogleheads.com is for sale....

We are selling this domain for $450.

Any future costs would be your standard yearly renewal with your
domain registrar or hosting. This is usually around $10 a year on
average.

If you are interested, send me a note and I can e-mail you the transfer details.

Thanks!


Alex Frakt wrote:I can give you $100 for your trouble. We are a non-commercial,
no-charge site that seeks to increase financial literacy. Note that
we have registered the servicemark "bogleheads" with the USPTO. It
doesn't bother us that bogleheads.com is out there since it's not in
use, but if bogleheads.com is used for commercial or other infringing
purposes, we will seek to recover the domain name through a UDNDRP
action.

Thank you,
Alex

anonymous squatter wrote:Hi Alex,
I would agree to this but i just checked my domains and this was in my
owned list, but it expired. Im not sure who owns it now. this happens
to me sometimes as i have 2000 names!

Too bad he didn't contact me while he still owned it. It would have saved everyone a lot of trouble.


Yes, that would have been the ideal way (and cost) to handle the matter.
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Re: BOGLEHEADS.COM AND BOGLEHEADS.NET

Post by lhwerdyt*1791c » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:00 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:46 pm
Hello Everyone:

I'm happy to announce that, thanks to the expert legal work performed pro-bono by Boglehead attorney Serge Krimnus http://www.mkwllp.com/#people_krimnus, The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy prevailed in a legal action against a financial advisor who was using our trademarked "Bogleheads" name in two domain names (bogleheads.com and bogleheads.net) without permission. He was obviously using those domain names to drive traffic to his website whenever someone erroneously typed in "bogleheads.com" (a very common mistake) or "bogleheads.net" instead of the forum's "bogleheads.org".

Those two domain names are now owned by The Bogle Center and are being redirected to this forum. So now when somone types in "bogleheads.com" or "bogleheads.net" instead of "bogleheads.org", they'll end up right here on the forum where they probably meant to go in the first place.

Thanks again, Serge!

Best regards,

Mel
Thank you, all.

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Re: BOGLEHEADS.COM AND BOGLEHEADS.NET

Post by abuss368 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:49 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:36 am
saltycaper wrote:Nice work!

I guess the diehards.[net/com] will be left to their current owners? I wonder if it's because the traffic is not important enough (not worth the effort) or because the name is not trademarked (questionable whether the decision would be favorable).
Both of those diehards domain names are for sale, but we're not interested. We're no longer known as the Diehards. In fact, when we got our own forum on M* in 1998, we wanted to be known as the Bogleheads, but Morningstar thought that it might offend Jack and named us the Vanguard Diehards. Little did they know!
So that is the history and explains it!
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Re: BOGLEHEADS.COM AND BOGLEHEADS.NET

Post by abuss368 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:49 pm

This a great news. Thanks!
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