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May 23, 2011, 04:06:27 AM
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The bitcoin.com domain is owned by a person who hasnt updated the site for years and I believe people could be confusing that site with the bitcoin project. In fact I have personally seen that happen on many occasions and had to explain that no it isnt the bitcoin project.

Should there be a community effort to buy the domain using a bounty so it can be pointed to bitcoin.org ?

It might also lessen the chance that one day someone will buy it and register the trademark for nefarious purposes and anyone using bitcoin in their business name could be sued.

Personally I know what I would use such a written demand for but thats not the point.

This deal would also include the @bitcoin twitter account.







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May 23, 2011, 04:09:29 AM
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why so many care about dotcom domains ? what bad with .info or .org ?
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May 23, 2011, 04:17:09 AM
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why so many care about dotcom domains ? what bad with .info or .org ?

There's still a large population who don't know there is anything other than .com.

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May 23, 2011, 04:21:52 AM
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If this is to happen, it should happen sooner rather than later. (For obvious reasons). Bitcoins dot com is also registered but unrelated to the bitcoin (having been registered longer). However, that one is currently for sale on a site at $5K. Not that it's necessarily worth that.

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May 23, 2011, 04:22:16 AM
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Have you already talked to the owner of the twitter and domain?
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May 23, 2011, 06:02:41 PM
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Short answer: yes.

Long answer: yesssssss.
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May 23, 2011, 06:16:18 PM
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We should leave .com behind, as well as any other domain tainted by the VeriSign ToS. It is through the wording of the VeriSign ToS that U.S. Homeland Security thugs have been able to execute their capricious domain name take-downs.
Bitcoin will never be mainstream with this sort of attitude.

You have to decide what you want:  Idealism, or realistic achievements and steps in the right direction?
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May 23, 2011, 06:30:19 PM
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We should leave .com behind, as well as any other domain tainted by the VeriSign ToS. It is through the wording of the VeriSign ToS that U.S. Homeland Security thugs have been able to execute their capricious domain name take-downs.
Bitcoin will never be mainstream with this sort of attitude.

You have to decide what you want:  Idealism, or realistic achievements and steps in the right direction?

I would choose idealism.  Wink
Verisign will shutdown your domain in the blink of one eye. That is crude and realistic.
I would setup an onion mirror for the main website.
Anyway, bitcoin.org is well positioned in google search for the "bitcoin" keyword.

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May 23, 2011, 06:39:52 PM
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Do you guys not understand how many people will NOT join bitcoins because bitcoin.com doesn't go anywhere?

Sure, verisign could shut it down.  But that doesn't happen often.  And you'd still have the advantage of using the domain in the meantime.
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May 23, 2011, 06:44:10 PM
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Do you guys not understand how many people will NOT join bitcoins because bitcoin.com doesn't go anywhere?

Sure, verisign could shut it down.  But that doesn't happen often.  And you'd still have the advantage of using the domain in the meantime.

are you the owner of that domain ?   Grin

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May 23, 2011, 06:53:57 PM
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I think no, it doesn't matter. People these days simply search for something on Google or another search engine, they don't randomly type in bitcoin.com.

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May 23, 2011, 07:33:48 PM
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I think no, it doesn't matter. People these days simply search for something on Google or another search engine, they don't randomly type in bitcoin.com.

Oh yes, they type "bitcoin.com" into Google.

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May 23, 2011, 08:01:46 PM
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Do you guys not understand how many people will NOT join bitcoins because bitcoin.com doesn't go anywhere?

Sure, verisign could shut it down.  But that doesn't happen often.  And you'd still have the advantage of using the domain in the meantime.

are you the owner of that domain ?   Grin
Haha, no I am not!  I am just trying to give some perspective... I am not a hardcore bitcoin fanatic, so I am trying to present a point of view than many of you seem to not think about.  It does seem that my cries fall on deaf ears though.... oh well.

I think no, it doesn't matter. People these days simply search for something on Google or another search engine, they don't randomly type in bitcoin.com.

Oh yes, they type "bitcoin.com" into Google.
Lol, so true...
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May 23, 2011, 08:36:19 PM
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Oh yes, they type "bitcoin.com" into Google.
I tried that, and Google replied "Did you mean: bitcom.org?".

Tres cool!
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May 23, 2011, 08:46:31 PM
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I tried that, and Google replied "Did you mean: bitcom.org?".
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I vote we don't give a fuck about bitcoin.com Cheesy

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May 23, 2011, 08:54:46 PM
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I think no, it doesn't matter. People these days simply search for something on Google or another search engine, they don't randomly type in bitcoin.com.

Oh yes, they type "bitcoin.com" into Google.

My guess is that kind of users would not be able to use bitcoin in its current state anyway.

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May 23, 2011, 08:57:59 PM
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"JEEVES, WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT BITSCOIN?"

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May 23, 2011, 09:08:02 PM
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I agree it'd be good to have.

I just had a look on Twitter and saw this:

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May 23, 2011, 09:25:06 PM
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Rofl if it happens will this be the first second-hand buy of a bitcoin domain in its history? Anyone flipped one of their regs yet?

This should have happened a year ago, could have got it for next to nothing.  Cry    Make knightmb buy it!! (jk)

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May 23, 2011, 09:52:51 PM
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Rofl if it happens will this be the first second-hand buy of a bitcoin domain in its history? Anyone flipped one of their regs yet?

Actually, I bought coinbalance.com for $7 not long ago because it seemed bitcoin-related, but just sold it yesterday for $250 to someone who doesn't seem to be part of bitcoin community at all... he'll be using it for a completely unrelated site.

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