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Subject: RE: UKNM: excuse me, someone has stolen our domain ...
From: Duncan Macmillan
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 17:56:19 +0100

I dealt with an odd case of this d-commerce at my last firm, though on a
somewhat more modest scale. The domain firstgroup.com had been registered
by one of my little clients, First Group Ltd.. About a year or so later, we
got a fax from FirstGroup plc (formerly FirstBus plc), the large (turnover
>1bn) public transport group. They own Great Eastern Railways, Great
Western Railways, 23% of UK bus operations, and Bristol International
Airport.

They expressed an interest in buying the name, and to cut a long story
short, they paid 8000 to my client, who was well chuffed.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of Stefan
> Magdalinski
> Sent: 24 September 1998 10:12
> To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: Re: UKNM: excuse me, someone has stolen our domain ...
>
>
> steve bridger wrote:
> >
> > No doubt you've all read this week about the "global alliance"
> between five
> > mega-airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Canadian Airlines,
> > Cathay Pacific and Qantas under the brand oneworld
> >
> > Hmm ... thought I'd check out http://www.oneworld.com - only to discover
> > One World Internetworking, Inc. - an Oregon-based IT solutions
> provider -
> > with a rather pretty and prominent "oneworld" banner linking to
> >
> > http://www.oneworldalliance.com/
> >
> > Nice little earner.
>
> how very '94.
>
> You should take a look at the history of www.altavista.com, www.id.com
> or any of the other sites where small companies beat the big boys to
> their domain, legitimately.
>
> In this case the problem seems to be that the marketing company chose a
> very dull name for their product, and then were astonished to find that
> someone else already owned the domain. They'll sell up and retire
> eventually, but the banner is a nice compromise.
>
> >
> > Steve Bridger
> > Senior Consultant, Voluntary Sector
> > ON-LINE PUBLISHING LTD
> > 2-6 Kendall Place, London, W1H 3AH
>
> nice address. oddly familiar
>
> > t: 0171 935 3800
> > f: 0171 935 2252
> > e: steveatolp [dot] co [dot] uk

> >
> > http://www.olp.co.uk
>
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