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Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:34 pm

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.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,109384,00.html


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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:29 am

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!

 
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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:38 am

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
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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:22 am

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

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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:47 am

I'd demand a playstation.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:01 am

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!

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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:56 am

AWA,

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.

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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 7:31 am

My point exactly 174thwff. I have read so many PRs about Bill Gates GIVING money to Apple just so he could have competition.
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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:26 am

set him up with some of those MCSE certifications

Behold, the power of Certification !
 
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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Sun Jan 25, 2004 10:51 am

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

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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Would You Trade Your Name For An X-box?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:31 pm

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

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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

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