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FurryMUCK domains for sale.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1222200152 is Dwight Dutton's sale of the FurryMUCK .com, .org and .net addresses. He's selling all three of them as a set. I did a check and yes, he does own these domains and thus is entitled to sell them. According to Dwight he had a bid on the set 10 minutes after putting them up for auction, so it sounds like a change will definately be occuring. But, since nothing was hosted on them before I don't see this as being a particularly big deal, outside of the name itself. FurryMUCK's site all runs off the furry.* domains, so....

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At 11:19 am on 3/19, with five days and ten-odd hours to go, the domains are up to $233 after twenty bids (bidding started at $24.99).

-Feren

-Feren
"We use them for divine retribution."

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If some one buys these domains, might it be seen as a copyright violation if the actual use them?

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As of 22:00 on 3/21, after 25 bids, the domains are now at $500. There are 2 days and 23-some hours left on the clock.

My only question is... why?

-Feren
"We use them for divine retribution."

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I admit I bid on the domains, with a max of $495, with the intent of giving them to the wizards of FurryMUCK. They are the only ones who _should_ get them, after all.

However, apparently Darrel Exline's trumped me at $500. His stated reasons are:

1) To help the seller, who needs money.

2) To make sure that nobody unsavory buys them.

3) To put advertisements for ConFurence on.

The only one of those three reasons that makes any sense now is the first one, really.

If he just wanted to protect the domains, he wouldn't have outbid me, an obviously wizard- friendly bidder. (Given that I was once a ConFurence Guest-of-Honor, I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't recognize a bidder name of "revar_desmera".)

As for adverising ConFurence... lets face it, he's going to get no advantage from the few dozen or so hits he may get. He's spending more on buying the domains than he'll ever see in return.

Honestly, I think it's an ego thing now. Or a PR stunt.

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I don't know what's going on behind the scenes, but I just got an e-mail from eBay saying that they have cancelled the auction. To quote an excerpt of the e-mail:

"A Verified Rights Owner, such as a copyright, trademark, or patent owner, notified eBay that the auction item [...] infringes its intellectual property rights."

Iiiiinteresting.

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I submitted a Newsbit on this. It should show up Monday morning when one of the editors peeks in. Until then, I think I'll keep my mouth shut.

-Fer

-Feren
"We use them for divine retribution."

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Feren (Jason Olsen)read storiescontact (login required)

    a network engineer and Black panther from Chicago, Illinois, interested in furry literature, art, and camaros

    Sometimes network engineer. Sometimes coder. Sometimes ranting editorial writer.