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    Default Full Tilt buying up domain names

    Full Tilt Poker is buying up domain names that are similar to the domain names of its competitors (like ansolutepoker.com), and even buying domains that spell out professional player names who sponsor rival sites (such as victorramdinpoker.com ... Victor Ramdin is a PokerStars pro).

    Good report on this from Poker News Daily today ... http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/full-t...s-players-809/

    What do you think? Is this an acceptable business practice? Or is it somewhat unethical?

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    I have no problem with it personally.

    However, if I buy pokerstrs.com, I bet they would be all over me like a rash.

    I also believe an affiliate is comment spamming the net under the name "gooood girl" pointing at this firm.

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    i cant say i disagree with this at all, domain squatting most times comes with a price of course bigger to us poor guy but still its upkeep and im not sure they will get that much traffic im not sure about this.... i have seen this in my own when looking to squat myself some names they are buying a lot of them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzz View Post
    What do you think? Is this an acceptable business practice? Or is it somewhat unethical?
    If true, I would say that yes, it is unethical! Have had people, even people within this community, squat on my domains before - IMO it was/is 100% unethical.

    Further, why are all those FTP pros (and others) not in jail and/or paying millions like Dikshit?

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    I think it is legitimate.... but in poor taste. They can expect a lawsuit out of it. Question is - who has jurisdiction? There were cases of domain squatting (or legitimate similar sounding companies) in the US courts - where the bigger company usually won.
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    In general, I have no problems with that.
    BUT if a big company is doing this against competitors, it is 100% unethical IMO.
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