Dot Squatting February 18, 2007 2:29 PM   Subscribe

This article tells people to check out, not The link goes to AskMeFi though, not, which appears to be a shady spam and pop up info site...and I refuse to link to it.
posted by lobstah to MetaFilter-Related at 2:29 PM (7 comments total)

I realize that it's an old article...I just thought the bullshit needed some light.
posted by lobstah at 2:37 PM on February 18, 2007

That's a bummer. Since I own the actual trademark on "metafilter" for online use, maybe I can wrangle the domain away from spammers.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:43 PM on February 18, 2007

Note that the link does actually go to It's just the text in the link that's incorrect.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:46 PM on February 18, 2007

Or what lobstah said already.

More beer? Thanks!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:53 PM on February 18, 2007

I just gave them all your credit card info.
Was that wrong?
posted by Dizzy at 9:31 PM on February 18, 2007

Hey, they link to my question. Cool.

yes, this comment is pointless
posted by handee at 1:04 AM on February 19, 2007

As a trademark holder it would cost you about $1500 to take away the domain name from the current holder with a UDRP action (assuming they don't significantly contest the action). On the other hand, most domain-name squatters fold if they get a demand letter. So you might just ask your lawyer to send them a letter that mentions your trademark and demand that the domain be surrendered to you. This would probably be quite cheap.
posted by RichardP at 3:17 AM on February 19, 2007

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