It' no secret that when it comes to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) proactive is an understatement to describe my efforts. I am on a personal and professional mission to SHAME these folks in such a manner that folks will figure it out before I have to publicly tar and feather them. Not your style, then get used to bending over.
I get this email over the weekend with a THREAT.
I don't take kindly to THIEVES.
My company **************, LLC. owns the trademark for ************(United States Patent and Trademark Office Serial Number ***********). We would like to inquire about a friendly transfer before we pursue a legal course.
My style cuts thru the bullshit of life.
Read this before you make a FOOL of yourself in public and I OWN your reputation.
So in a nice way, FUCK OFF THIEF!!
You can read plenty more. Like Procter and Gamble. So be ready John.
Your new Trademark is worth SHIT when it comes to my ******.com
Ok John. Now if I EVER hear form you again I will write you up and everyone you know will know you are a lowlife scumbucket thief.
Harsher letter to follow.
Howard, shove it up this guys ass. Let's go Federal and make John as famous as the schmuck from my saveme.com
Go type that in John.
See how this guy went down.
Fuck you asshole!
Go ahead use this as evidence when you try and REVERSE HIJACK a DOMAIN you have no rights to. I am going to make you famous! Everyone you know will know you are a THIEF!
You got 1 HOUR to apologize or you will be on my blog TOMORROW!
Want to play FUCKER??
Lets do it!!
I get a response 9 minutes later.
Now I am glad John learned his lesson before I had to do what I do. Domainers need to grow some BALLS and stop being AFRAID of THIEVES and treat THIEVES like a THIEF should be treated.
This will become more and more common place and Howard and I have decided to take the next THIEF to Federal Court and we are going to have even stronger cases and more costly cases to point to. The next CLOWN that even comes NEAR a domain he has no rights to is going to get a lawsuit on their desk and they are going to be made an example of.
With each passing day, there is less an less excuses to engage in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. So the Law firms engaged in this will be soiled just as much and maybe even more than the would-be thief. They know better. They KNOW what they are doing and so I will be opening a special section just spotlighting the law firms engaged in this practice. They KNOW better! That makes them an ACCOMPLICE!
kudos to the rickmeister. i am so proud of you :)
I am guessing that your email is the least cordial John will ever receive in his lifetime.
You crack me up Rick, top man.
Powerful shit here. Do you ever go as deep as tracking their ip’s and seeing if there iz a patter? I am curious of the break down geographically. If the majority is here or overseas. Thanks again for the enlightenment.
All it takes is one bad move on their part to ruin their reputation and nobody is going to hire them.
Great job Rick! Rick style rules indeed! hope it’s lesson learned for those thieves … congrats for your smart and inspiring post, as usual :)
This is why Rick is my role model.
Maybe John is now taking legal advice and gave you the reply to have more time..
I wonder why the email came from the trademark holder but not a lawyer? Odd. But nice try, John.
Way to go, Rick! This is what our domain industry needs. A powerful and clear message has to be sent to such people – they’re trying to steal what’s ours and more will do so if we let them.
Way to go Rick!
I was laughing my ass off reading this post and seeing how quickly John replied to your email.
These arsholes need to learn that if they try and mess with us this is what they will have to deal with.
Domain owners need to be united on this front.
Thanks again for setting the example.
I was surprised the creep even responded back. Normally they just disappear back into their hole.
Rick, absolutely love your style. Cant wait to see the new site or blog spotlighting law firms and lawyers that participate in this bullshit.
What if this same letter came directly from a law firm and not some punk John, would your response have been any different?
Proud of you Rick!
Great post, Rick..this is how everyone should respond to reverse hijackers..
What was the domain?
u da man Rick
and big thanks from all us little fish out here
Vance 'Todd' Ryan
I just lost CBNT.COM to California Bank & Trust in a terrible WIPO decision. (See decision below.) I own 6500 domains, including 2000 LLLL.com domains, and have been a domain investor since 1998. I have until July 13, 2017 to file a federal case to stop the transfer. I consider this RDNH but I didn’t expect a RDNH decision…I only expected fair review of the facts and to be able to keep my property. If you have any recommendations that may help me retain my property Rick, I would greatly appreciate it.
WIPO Case Number D2017-0814