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    Exclamation Problem gbuy.com domain.

    I been working on my online store for several months now, I planed to launch my online store sometime next month, name is Goods Buy and been wanting to use a easy to remember domain www.gbuy.com. However recently i've learned about Google's Gbuy payment system emerging, it is possible that they may need my domain. So I want your opinion on this.

    1) Should I get the domain and start my shop as i planned for months, and if goggle needs it, let them put forth a good offer?

    2) OR wait until Gbuy launches and see if they actually intend to use the domain or not.

    3) OR.. use some other domain than gbuy.com...

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    The I's for intelligent silver trophy iTechno's Avatar
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    Do number 1.

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    Sent you a PM.

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    Get the domain name and start ur work
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    1. You can probably end up rich for the rest of your life off of this one buddy. Lucky guy..

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    I agree with everyone else. Setup your shop and go forth as you were before. If Google wants the domain, let them pay you

    Don't give in for too little. You should get a nice chunk of cash for it

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    u lucky thing!

    go with number 1

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    Can you clear something up, do you already own the domain?

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    Sad news... I had the domain, gave it to my cousin to use while I was developing my store, she sold it cheaply to someone else unaware of the googles gbuy. Just checked in yesterday, I was really shocked. You see all this time I thought i had it kept safe with my cousin.

    And the new owner isn't responding to any of the emails. ShytKicka, is even willing to buy it off me for a generous sum. But the new owner has yet to respond.

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    Oh My God.

    Then this wiil be very hard to you.

    Try and look for that owner on forums. Domain forums. Where usually domainers hang around.

    And then searh about your domain name on that forums.

    When you find the guy talking about or asking an appraisal then send a PM to him.

    All this only takes 1 hour.

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    Gbuy is now owned by Trout & Zimmer, who at one time were listed as the admin contact for gmail, googlemail and gcalendar. They appear to be a front company for Google to pick up domains anonymously....and cheaply.

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    Lol, they must be laughing at your cousin right about now.

    Either that, or they have so much to spend on these domains that they can care less.

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    I would bet my entire domain portfolio that you will never get the domain. It looks like a law firm has it registered--probably Google's reps. Start looking for another domain name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNportfolio
    I would bet my entire domain portfolio that you will never get the domain. It looks like a law firm has it registered--probably Google's reps. Start looking for another domain name.
    I agree, you have no chance of getting it back.

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    OMG, that is a really sad news.
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    It appears that way, i probably wont be getting it back. Ow.

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    still talking to your cousin?

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    Punch him in the face!
    Major bummer. Ol' Google's at it again

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    still talking to your cousin?
    Of course, it was my fault for not keeping it with me all the way
    Punch him in the face!
    Major bummer. Ol' Google's at it again
    Yeah, google is one tricky company

    Oh well I guess its time for me to move on.

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    Still talking to your cousin? Hehe.

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    Wow that really really SUCKS!
    You could've shared profits with me

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    maxtylon, gotcha! you lie?

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    wow that sucks lol, why would you let someone else transfer your domain? what the heck where you thinking!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtylon
    Sad news... I had the domain, gave it to my cousin to use while I was developing my store, she sold it cheaply to someone else unaware of the googles gbuy. Just checked in yesterday, I was really shocked. You see all this time I thought i had it kept safe with my cousin.

    And the new owner isn't responding to any of the emails. ShytKicka, is even willing to buy it off me for a generous sum. But the new owner has yet to respond.

    hard lesson learned there!
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