thanks for the post, due to the competition, everyone would like to go the most popular or most profitable section on the internet. and that is why i am so concern for this.
a good also brandable dot com name is not easy to get it, and when you are almost ready to do the business on that, somebody try to stealing the business from you use the way like this (allow me say like this, cause i don't know how to definition
such case). Actually i have done some reasearch before i take the name, and may sure nobody use silimar name, no such company, and name is unique, and at that time i can also take that 1800 prefix name, just because i don't have that number, and i haven't concern that they are also interested to use it.
and thing is happen while i am still developing my site (as you know, it take more time to release a fully e-com site), when i do some search on google, suddenly found they use the name forwarding the traffic, at that time i was so angry...
Actually i have hosted my site at March (name registed in Fed), and at that time, the site still under testing, due to consider the search engine matter, so i just release one single page which showing some word like this "web site is still under construction, will release soon".
and they do the forwarding thing is happen on april at the time they take the name. not only
1800myname.com, also 1-800myname.com, 1-800myname.net, 1-800mysite.org, all names have been forwarding to their old site.
and at that time, i am kind of cofunsed coz i don't think they won't checking the related names before they release the names, i have the main name already and also release the notice on the site, they are a big company how come still doing the things like this?
PS: i have all the domain name registation record, and invoice from hosting company...
under such case i consulting with a friend, he is a first year laywer, and they
told me such situation all depending on who take the name first,
then that person will have much much more chances to win the case. but the thing need to
find a solution fast, otherwise the situation will become complex... you know it will be
right now, i still consulting with professional, and will have furthur action to protect my business.