Google Wants Gmail.pl From Polish Poets

Feb 19, 2007 • 7:19 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Lots of buzz over the weekend on Google trying to strong arm a group of Polish Poets over the domain name gmail.pl. A news article named Google sues Polish poets over gmail.pl writes:

Google has launched legal action against a group of Polish poets, demanding that they give up their Internet domain name gmail.pl, a member of the cultural collective said.

Krawczyk, however, blasted the suggestion that the poets were looking for a fast buck.

"We didn't buy this name just to sell it to Google. As a matter of pride, we're refusing to give it up," she said.

"We bought the name legally, with our own money. Nobody gave it to us for free. We refuse to be deprived of what we consider is our property."

Krawczyk said that Google had not proposed a financial settlement.

"Their lawyer told me that his client had no intention of paying for something which belonged to him," she claimed.

This should be interesting. Since we know Google lost their claim to use Gmail in Europe and Poland is a member of the European Union, well - we will see. We just need to see the true intention behind them registering the domain name. Supposedly, the name was registered after Gmail launched.

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Comments:

Domein Veilingen

08/19/2010 08:44 am

[Update] August 2010 This domain 'Gmail.pl' is being auctioned right now! http://twitter.com/domeinveiling/statuses/21560913473 The current bid is at +/- 30k euro. No idea if Google itself is bidding (yet)..!?! Regards, Peter.

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