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Old February 19th @ 02:06 pm   #1
Broc Lee's Avatar
 
From: Phoenix AZ

Motorcycle: 02 Yamaha SportCruiser 1700
So once again the big corporation is trying to squash out the little guy.

I guess they decided a lawsuit would be pointless... either because they realized that they really don't have a case or that even if they won, I have nothing of value they could get.

So what do they do? They go to ICANN to try to get www.ridenowpowersports.info taken from me. LOL. Nice huh?

So it's officially under investigation as of this morning, the domain has been locked until further notice.

WOW! Something I purchased through a legal registrar, getting locked like this. God Bless America!

Funny thing is.... if the Surprise Finance manager would have just refunded the extended warranty they seemed not to want to honor for the past year and a half... They would have probably save a few bucks..... Shit, the warranty was only 2k.... they just spent 1,500 for the complaint to ICANN. Add that plus their attorney fees up to now..... gotta be at least 2k. if not more

Talk about good business sense..... cause now it's more a matter of principal more than anything else and I am now not willing to voluntarily remove the site. My god this company is SCUM!!!!!

Anyway, I know a couple of you have been there and posted so please update your bookmarks to reflect this change.... The New URL is:

www.ride-powersports-now.info. The old URL will redirect you to the new site for now.... but if ICANN gives it to RideNow... then I am sure they will change that.

Help stop this corporate DEMON!!!! Please support the site.

 
 
Old February 19th @ 02:48 pm   #2
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
That's typical corporate bullying. I'm glad you fighting the good fight, though. Although I've had no opportunity to have a negative RideNow experience, it's good that your still championing your cause.
 
 
Old February 19th @ 02:52 pm   #3
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
whenever i get my password i will throw my experience up there....

these guys are pathetic.
 
 
Old February 19th @ 06:15 pm   #4
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
trust me, ICANN will take it from you. You have a trademarked name in your domain.

I've been in the domain biz for 10 years... kiss it goodbye

you could always go for ridenowsucks.com or something else like that. But putting thier full trademarked name in a domain will cause you to lose it everytime.

Once they get the domain back, expect a bill for all of thier expenses, and then small claims court if you dont pay it so they will get a judgement against you on your credit report.

Thats just how shit goes in the domain world, I've seen it many times. Once you get a cease & desist letter, if you really have nothing to gain by fighting it, its best to just let it go.
 
 
Old February 20th @ 09:20 am   #5
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From: Henderson, NV
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Originally Posted by Mr Pheer View Post
trust me, ICANN will take it from you. You have a trademarked name in your domain.

I've been in the domain biz for 10 years... kiss it goodbye

you could always go for ridenowsucks.com or something else like that. But putting thier full trademarked name in a domain will cause you to lose it everytime.

Once they get the domain back, expect a bill for all of thier expenses, and then small claims court if you dont pay it so they will get a judgement against you on your credit report.

Thats just how shit goes in the domain world, I've seen it many times. Once you get a cease & desist letter, if you really have nothing to gain by fighting it, its best to just let it go.

If that's what happens, he needs to find a good pro-bono attorney who'll take the case on constitutional grounds. It's not a violation of copyright or trademark laws to use a trademarked name in a domain name. It only becomes a violation when you're "squatting" on that name. By that, I mean, not using the domain for anything other than trying to sell it back to the trademark holder. Taking away a domain name that is being gainfully used to express an opinion is a violation of his First Amendment right to free speech. Perhaps the ACLU would take a look at the case if the domain is taken away. You'd have to file against ICANN.

If Ride Now sues, you'd have to ask for a continuance until the case against ICANN is concluded. If you win against ICANN, Ride Now's case would be dismissed.
 
 
Old February 20th @ 01:11 pm   #6
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From: Phoenix AZ

Motorcycle: 02 Yamaha SportCruiser 1700
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Pheer View Post
trust me, ICANN will take it from you. You have a trademarked name in your domain.

I've been in the domain biz for 10 years... kiss it goodbye

you could always go for ridenowsucks.com or something else like that. But putting thier full trademarked name in a domain will cause you to lose it everytime.

Once they get the domain back, expect a bill for all of thier expenses, and then small claims court if you dont pay it so they will get a judgement against you on your credit report.

Thats just how shit goes in the domain world, I've seen it many times. Once you get a cease & desist letter, if you really have nothing to gain by fighting it, its best to just let it go.
Even if their actual trademark is "RIDENOW"? They are not RideNow Powersports..... not legally.

But yeah, the site has been moved.... www.ride-powersports-now.info. ;)

(edit) - you know Pheer... even if they get it, I look at it this way... I paid 2.99 for it, they paid 1500.00 plus lawyer fees. All they get is the domain, the site is still there... if not, the forum was free and I have a full back up... It will just go elsewhere LOL.



ars0n750

Did you get my email? With the move, there might still be a glitch.... I set your password for you and send it in an email. Please let me know if you did not get it. I will resend. Or PM me what you want and I will set it for you now.

Thanks :)

Last edited by Broc Lee; February 20th at 02:09 pm.
 
 
Old February 20th @ 01:14 pm   #7
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From: Phoenix AZ

Motorcycle: 02 Yamaha SportCruiser 1700
Quote:
Originally Posted by i8acobra View Post
If that's what happens, he needs to find a good pro-bono attorney who'll take the case on constitutional grounds. It's not a violation of copyright or trademark laws to use a trademarked name in a domain name. It only becomes a violation when you're "squatting" on that name. By that, I mean, not using the domain for anything other than trying to sell it back to the trademark holder. Taking away a domain name that is being gainfully used to express an opinion is a violation of his First Amendment right to free speech. Perhaps the ACLU would take a look at the case if the domain is taken away. You'd have to file against ICANN.

If Ride Now sues, you'd have to ask for a continuance until the case against ICANN is concluded. If you win against ICANN, Ride Now's case would be dismissed.
Pro Bono Lawyers are hard to find.... I have been looking. Thinking about taking them to small claims court to get my maintenance money back. I have 4 more services on that that need to be done at the dealer I purchased the bike from, I am not comfortable going back there.... even if we were not in this dispute... I cannot trust them... not after all their lies.

If you know of a good attorney, please have them contact me... Thanks
 
 
Old February 20th @ 06:32 pm   #8
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From: Henderson, NV
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Originally Posted by Broc Lee View Post
Pro Bono Lawyers are hard to find.... I have been looking. Thinking about taking them to small claims court to get my maintenance money back. I have 4 more services on that that need to be done at the dealer I purchased the bike from, I am not comfortable going back there.... even if we were not in this dispute... I cannot trust them... not after all their lies.

If you know of a good attorney, please have them contact me... Thanks

I know one attorney, but he doesn't do court cases. Corporate law. I'll see if he knows anyone.
 
 
Old February 21st @ 07:24 am   #9
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From: Phoenix AZ

Motorcycle: 02 Yamaha SportCruiser 1700
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Originally Posted by i8acobra View Post
I know one attorney, but he doesn't do court cases. Corporate law. I'll see if he knows anyone.
Thanks man.... much appreciated!
 
 

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