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steveteva
06-01-2004, 05:44 AM
The Domain Game on this forum is a great topic for domain owners, buyers and sellers but there is a new domain like selling on Ebay : it's Gmail (Google Beta Webmail) generic email adress.

I 've seen many selling their Gmail account from serious ones to fancy's :

downloadATgmail.com - shoppingATgmail.com - webhostingATgmail.com - unknownATgmail.com - usausaATgmail.com - RazorbacksATgmail.com - hacksterATgmail.com....

(AT=@ I ve replace the @ sign because of active link.)

Here is an example of an Ebay post of a Gmail adress for sale :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4291&item=3680841711&rd=1

Does domain names have competitors now ?

xmx
06-01-2004, 11:02 AM
I didn't check google policies but I think
it is very difficult this is allowed by google.

steveteva
06-01-2004, 06:49 PM
Because of many Gmail invite trading on Ebay, Google is going to end sending their invite to Gmail owners.

Wondering why people are selling Gmail to make money ?
Ummm someone told me that having about $60.00 (price sold on Ebay) is the reason and since some had 3 invites to give (they sold) $60.00 x 3 = $180.00

Money always money !!!!!

What a shame.

bhartzer
06-01-2004, 07:06 PM
The word gmail is most likely a trademarked term, so I would stay far away from buying any of those domain names.

Linda Buquet
06-01-2004, 09:36 PM
I don't think they are selling domains, based on the eBay example, they are selling KW Gmail accounts. Novel concept but I'm sure Google will shut it down.