December 25, 2008 at 11:18 am #160248December 25, 2008 at 11:31 am #177243jezMember
Sigh. Lets start the great what shall I call this site hunt!
Or can I claim that the site is actually Sammynet Book.
If/when I get something like that Id just change sad to say. I don’t have the time or resource to argue about it 🙁December 25, 2008 at 12:23 pm #177252
how about simply ‘mysammy.com’
Actually if they did contact you then politely tell them to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine and refer the matter via the proper channels to ICANN if they have a dispute regarding a domain name.
Each case is looked at individually and they should not be taking this ‘John Doe’ approach. IMHO (& semi professional) opinion this is simply scaremongering tactics
Hmm I remember the old Psion Netbooks , they were cracking bits of kit and their battery life challenged Sammys
Still fetch good prices on EbayDecember 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm #177244jezMember
Yeah I think my brother had/has one and liked it.
Unfortunately scare tactics have a high chance of success against me. 10 years ago and with nothing to lose I would be right in there. Actually this is the sort of thing my very litigious father would have taken on – but I don’t seem to have the same fighting spirit!
I’ve contacted jk and will see if he can put me in touch with the site owner in question.
The nice thing about a niche community site is that moving it shouldn’t hurt too much. The last domain change didn’t harm too much and maybe I can get some publicity from it ;)!
Anyways, Im off to do Christmassy stuff! Cheers chaps and thanks for mentioning this!!December 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm #177246BeckyMember
Talk about being anal! Are they going to sue Samsung, Asus, HP et al for using netbook to describe their products as well? Probably not as they know they haven’t got a leg to stand on if it went to court….December 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm #177257soutthpawMember
Well you have a made up word as SammyNetbook is all one word and not separate. Wouldn’t they have to sue every computer co that makes and advertises a netbook? If you got a letter I would contact samsung and see it they would step up to the plate for you
Well give it a week or two, this is the kind of thing that major news organizations like CNN, MSNBC will pick up on and take to Intel etc… then we will find out what is going to happen, their legal experts will probably rip it to shreds. It would be cool if the person who got that letter would do an iReport on CNN about itDecember 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm #177253
email fired off to the editors at The Register, they like this sort of thing 🙂
(hmmm I may have slipped in an odd refernce to this site as well ;o) )December 26, 2008 at 3:17 am #177258hufnMember
If you read through the responses, I don’t think they could enforce anything even if you did receive a letter. The term netbook has been around for several years and they would have serious problems enforcing it now….December 26, 2008 at 10:00 am #17725071notoutMember
Wait until some bloke called Sammy buys his first Netbook, then your problems will really begin :o)December 26, 2008 at 11:33 am #177249BritmanMember
Hi, My name is Sammy and I got a Netbook for Christmas. Can I have my domain back please.December 26, 2008 at 12:29 pm #177254
ah but that would be sammysnetbook.com *not* sammynetbook.com
:-pDecember 26, 2008 at 3:15 pm #177247BeckyMember
Perhaps someone has officially named their netbook Sammy – would that be more apt? 😀
Although I suppose “sammythenetbook” might be better still. 😀December 27, 2008 at 1:30 am #177259jerseydaveMember
HA! Sammy the Netbook. Like one of those stupid corporate mascots, like Phoney McRingRing.
What if we use ZEROS instead of o – you know, like sammynetb00k and pronounce it “ooo” or the long sounding u with the line over it. Wait, the zeros with the line through ’em.
New from Russia, “sammynyetbook” – as in “this is not a netbook.”December 27, 2008 at 8:40 am #177255December 28, 2008 at 2:49 pm #177256
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