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    Hi,

    I would like you to review http://www.GamblingFriendFinder.com and let me know what you think...

    GamblingFriendFinder is a free site designed for gamblers of all sexes who enjoy gambling. This site was established to give gamblers the perfect place to meet and the opportunity to:
    - find new friends, dates and relationships in your area,
    - make new friends to gamble in the privacy of your home,
    - arrange to meet for gambling trips and cruises...

    For some while now I'm trying around to combine gambling with other general services... My first try in this direction was http://www.gamblingfan.com what just started out great...

    What is your opinion in mixing gambling with other services? Who else is doing anything like this, and what are your experiences?

    Thanks and have a great one..
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    I think its pretty unique. I think it would be great if you added a forum, where gamblers meet gamblers, mabey someone looking for new poker buddies etc

    Great idea.

    Amatrine

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    Hi Andreas,
    very nice idea. What about a search box in homepage where people can search for sex, age and location?
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    Great idea it will go over great

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    I love the idea too The only concern you may have is that there is a major dating network called friendfinder.com They have many sites branching off that such as seniorfriendfinder.com etc.... I'm not saying that you copied them or anything like that, I just wouldn't want you to get in a domain dispute with them over it. so this is just for a heads up.

    I for one will sign up with your site

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    A forum is integrated in the membersection, but not active yet... The time members start to come in I will enable this and you can post... There is no use for it right now, the site is just online a few days yet... There will be no hassle for members in using it, its a phpbb and its setup that if you login to the friendfinder site and click on "forum" you will be there right away with the same username and avatar like your profile pic...

    Paolino
    There are several searchoptions available in the membersection... the time the site is growing I will add one to the homepage also... For now its like with the forum, the time isn't right for this yet...

    LadyV
    I know about the whole friendfinder network... been an affiliate for them also... they got 9 trademarks like for friendfinder and adultfriendfinder, outpersonals, alt.com, hotmatch, AFF...

    we will see if something happen, but I don't really think so...
    friendfinder is a widely used phrase.. there are lots of other sites out there like:
    e-friendfinder.com ( this one is online since may 2000, checked this with http://www.archive.org
    greatfriendfinder.com
    topfriendfinder.com....
    there are thousands sites out there what carry the "friendfinder" in the URL, some are just affiliates what redirect to friendfinder.com and others with their own projects...

    I know, just because they are doing this doesn't mean that it is right, we will see what happens... but thanks for trying to look out... If they come the lawyers will have to work this out... I got a great insurence for legal stuff...

    But if the trademark for "friendfinder" for cases like this would be enough then why make another one for "Adultfriendfinder"?
    In the trademark database the same Goods and Services are listed for both...
    Anyway, we will see what happens...

    I had a similar case with another domainname i got (net0.com) I registered this way back in 1999. Someone at NetZero forgot probably to renew this one so it became available to register... I was at the right time at the right place and didnt even know NetZero then.. I was living at this time in the states and was just looking for short domainnames... I was just wondering why the .net was taken but the .com was free... So I registered this one... I called up a friend and asked him how he likes the name... He didn't beleve me at first that I registerd this one because of NetZero beeing a big internetprovider... That was the first time I heard about netzero... I was just moved to the states in the beginning of 1999 and wasn't looking for free dialup...
    OK, now it became really interesting... my hostingaccount I had at this time couldn't handle this domain, the server crashed by the hour and I was "pressured" by my provider to get my own server... I did that and enjoyed the traffic but now the mail terror was starting... masses of mails of members of netzero couldn't get their e-mails.... Today still bouncing daily about daily 2000-4000 emails back what are all sent still to former members... Mostly spam.... So, at the time before I got the domain it was used to provide their members with email accounts... I imagened the stress NetZero had at this time and whoever was responsable for not renewing the name lost probably more than his job...

    Let me get this story to an end now, I contacted NetZero about this and offered them to buy the name back... just trying... I had their lawyer or whoever on the phone and he offered me $2.500 for the name.... What a jerk, about the same time a lawyer of verizon was fired for a similar bad offer... Someone registered verizonsucks.com and offered this to verizon... They got their lawyer going to buy this name from this guy... Anyway, This lawyer was fired because he only offered 2.500 to this guy... Maybe some of you remember this case.. I don't know for what it was sold, but if you check the whois you will see who owns this name now...
    Ok, I didn't accept the offer, he got a little mad and was telling me I can't do anything with this name and he will sue me and whatever else...

    Now, 7 years later I still own this name, and there was no single try of netzero to get it back... Maybe it was just to embarrassing to them... I don't know, I know they had a lot of stress for months with their members and e-mail accounts...

    I still have lots of free traffic with it every day, not like back then, but its free... Its really interesting, anytime NetZero is starting an advertising campaign i can see it right away in my stats... I called this domain back then a trailer domain... where netzero was going I was also going... If people hear in ads NetZero many of them try first the number before they use the word for it... ...
    I'm still hoping a little that they go international like other ISP's... But I think that is a little late for it...

    OK, that was a little off topic but maybe kind of interesting...

    Thanks to everyone taking the time to check out the friendfinder site...

    Thanks
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    Seems like you got it pretty much covered. As for the net zero, that's an amazing story! Keep hanging on to it, someday they may be knocking at your 'door' again.

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    just trying to check things out...

    I don't think that netzero is still interested in this domain, I received a couple of offers from some peoples to buy the name, but the offers were not interesting to me... The free traffic i get with it is worth a lot more than the offered money...

    I will defenetly keep that domain...
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    OK, I thought a little bit more about this possible trademark issue LadyV was pointing out... Even I'm pretty shure that it would give no problems, I decidet to avoid it at all and use another domain for this service.... Why risk anything when domains are that cheep?
    So I changed GamblingFriendFinder now to:


    The longer I thought about this name the more I like it... It's much shorter and says it all and is easy to remember!
    The site and database is transfered now and all needed changes are made.

    Let me know what you think about this name now...

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    Looks good! You should still point your original domain name to this site. I believe if you did that, you would not be infringing on a trademark because you wouldn't be branding your site with the name.

    Just a suggestion since it sounds like the traffic for that name could be profitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwblue
    You should still point your original domain name to this site.
    the old name is redirected.... that defently will not be an trademark issue... The site under the old name was online for about three weeks and got picked up by google already... What gets me are some keywords it is found under, kind of crazy what people are looking for... like:
    "people enjoying baths"


    thanks for your input and suggestion...
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    Oh no !!! it was my idea : (

    You registered GamblingFriendFinder.com on : 13-Feb-2006

    I registered FindGamblers.com on : 06-Dec-2005

    I havent find time to built it yet.

    Good luck with your site : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expert
    Oh no !!! it was my idea : (

    You registered GamblingFriendFinder.com on : 13-Feb-2006

    I registered FindGamblers.com on : 06-Dec-2005

    I havent find time to built it yet.

    Good luck with your site : )
    Thanks..... I know exactly what you're talking about... having had so many ideas just to see them developed quicker by someone else... But that's life... an endless struggle...

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