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Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30264 posts, RR: 57
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

In an earlier topic somebody posted we where introduced to Mike Rowe, and youngster who has a side business designing websites.

He marketed those sites through his webpage www.mikerowesoft.com.

This ticked off Microsoft and they threatened to sue him for copyright infringement, after unsuccessfully offering him $10 for the rights to the web address. After rejecting this insult, they offered the name for $10,000.

Well the update is that he and Microsoft have reached and understanding. Microsoft is supposed to cover the cost of redirecting his site to a different address, set him up with some of those MCSE certifications and give him an X-box.


[Edited 2004-01-24 12:36:03]

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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2159 times:

Sort of stingy for them to threaten lawsuit, but in the end, what they did was pretty neat. They're going to help him get certification, and even threw in some gifts!

User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2154 times:

Kind of a different situation here. I think it's good of Microsoft and the guy to reason things out. Thats better than it turning into a legal situation, I think the guys gets away pretty good.  Smile

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

I don't need to change my name for an X-box. I ALREADY HAVE ONE!


User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

I'd demand a playstation.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAmerica West A From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

All I can say is MICROSNOT sucks! I'm a Mac user all the way! Never even used a Wintel box in my entire life, proud of it too!

"In a world without walls and doors, who needs Windows and Gates?" - Unknown


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2090 times:


Just to let you know Microsoft helped out your beloved company many of times...Sadly with out Microsoft, Apple might have gone out of business more then once.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

My point exactly 174thwff. I have read so many PRs about Bill Gates GIVING money to Apple just so he could have competition.

User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

set him up with some of those MCSE certifications

Behold, the power of Certification !

User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Give up a domain name? Some of us had to pay obscene amounts of money and actually do some studying to get our MCSE and MCSD certifications.

Ah well, never mind.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

My brother has the domain budsbroiler.com. He's had inquiries from owner's of Bud's Broiler restaurants (a chain in New Orleans) and he told one if they could answer a list of 10 questions they could have it. They were all questions about the history of Bud's and they couldn't answer so he wouldn't let them have it. Then the next one he told them for $35,000 he'd sell it. He never heard back. The boy is obsessed with bud's broiler.

User currently offlineA340pilot From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

Sure ill take the X-BOX and the $500,000.00 that the transcript is expected to go for on e-bay! (its upto 205,000.00 right now!)  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

Best regards,

Edit: PS- he told microsoft that he would only sell it for 10,000.00 they refused, he settled with them and now he will be getting 50 times that amount

[Edited 2004-02-02 06:37:29]

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