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Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2013, 04:20:53 pm »
KindleBoards, under whatever name, will still be the best Kindle-lovers' forum on the 'Net.  We've got something the others don't have--Harvey and a great membership!

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #26 on: February 26, 2013, 04:28:31 pm »
    Basically, Amazon has often asked sites to stop using the name 'kindle' which is, after all, their trademark. :-\  They've left us alone for 5 years but at some point it's entirely possible they'll send the notice.  It's actually a little surprising we've been left alone as long as we have as we are certainly the premier Kindle fan site on the Net! Sites and blogs with much smaller footprints, albeit different purposes, have been asked to change their names.


    Wow, I always assumed you had a deal of some sort with Amazon to keep using the name. That is surprising, Amazon must like you guys!

    I await the new monicker with great anticipation....
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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #27 on: February 26, 2013, 04:46:01 pm »
    Maybe notnookofthenorth.com ?

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    « Reply #28 on: February 26, 2013, 04:49:49 pm »
    Maybe notnookofthenorth.com ?

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    « Reply #29 on: February 26, 2013, 04:53:32 pm »
    You really should have had a naming contest, Harvey. The winning entry gets a new Hibbing Fire (subtle plug for votes).


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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #30 on: February 26, 2013, 04:56:43 pm »
    Will there be a redirect from the old (current domain) to the new for period of time?

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    « Reply #31 on: February 26, 2013, 05:00:12 pm »
    Will there be a redirect from the old (current domain) to the new for period of time?

    Yes, there will. There will be a period where people who go to KindleBoards.com will be automatically redirected to (oh man, I almost let the cat out of the bag!)... the new site.

    Then, there will be a second period where people who go to KindleBoards will receive a message asking them to update their bookmarks to (gah! I want to say it!)... the new site.
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    « Reply #32 on: February 26, 2013, 05:09:06 pm »
    Yes, there will. There will be a period where people who go to KindleBoards.com will be automatically redirected to (oh man, I almost let the cat out of the bag!)... the new site.

    Then, there will be a second period where people who go to KindleBoards will receive a message asking them to update their bookmarks to (gah! I want to say it!)... the new site.

    let the cat out.  he can't breathe in there!

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #33 on: February 26, 2013, 05:11:24 pm »
    I should add, just in case it's not obvious - even though we're moving to a new web address, the look and feel and features of the site should remain exactly the same as today. So no learning curve required, other than remembering the new address.
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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #34 on: February 26, 2013, 05:11:56 pm »
    I know you're being all upbeat and positive about it, Harvey, but it's still a darn shame that you're having to do it, proactively or reactively. :(

    But c'mon....you can post the name here...I promise I won't tell anyone...  ;D
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    « Reply #35 on: February 26, 2013, 05:38:55 pm »
    I know you're being all upbeat and positive about it, Harvey, but it's still a darn shame that you're having to do it, proactively or reactively. :(

    But c'mon....you can post the name here...I promise I won't tell anyone...  ;D

    Aww, Steph, you know you can tell me and I won't tell anyone either.

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #36 on: February 26, 2013, 07:03:51 pm »
    Gertie, you're in a tight race with "keurigcoffeefans.com."

    how about

    ricecookersforever.com

    kitchenaidmixersaregreat.com

    welovepoodles.com

    weloverescuedogs.com

    rescuedogsreadkindles.com

    ownersofrescuedogsreadkindles.com

    Okay so this naming this is addicting..LOL

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    « Reply #37 on: February 26, 2013, 07:07:38 pm »
    how about

    ricecookersforever.com

    :-)

    I thought you might suggest "KitchenAidforever"..!
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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #38 on: February 26, 2013, 07:09:24 pm »
    I thought you might suggest "KitchenAidforever"..!

    That was on my list...LOL

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    « Reply #39 on: February 27, 2013, 01:55:01 am »
    As long as only the name changes, I'm not worried. . . . .

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    Thanks for the heads-up, Harvey. I'll be looking forward to the change.
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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #40 on: February 27, 2013, 02:00:10 am »
    My understanding is that under US trademark law, a company has to defend the use of its trademark term or risk losing the trademark.  So it does't really bother me that a company does so.  Amazon has invested a lot of money in its brand and has the right to defend it.  KindleBoards, under whatever name, will still be the best Kindle-lovers' forum on the 'Net.  We've got something the others don't have--Harvey and a great membership!
    Is that why you're changing the name?

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    « Reply #41 on: February 27, 2013, 02:51:54 am »
    I should add, just in case it's not obvious - even though we're moving to a new web address, the look and feel and features of the site should remain exactly the same as today. So no learning curve required, other than remembering the new address.
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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #42 on: February 27, 2013, 05:48:48 am »
    How about, "% - the site formerly known as Kindle Boards"?
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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #43 on: February 27, 2013, 05:55:08 am »
    Is that why you're changing the name?

    Harvey explained in his first post in the thread why we're changing the name; my comment was just an explanation of why big companies pursue trademark issues, in response to another post here.

    We're excited about this move and are doing it on our own initiative, to ensure our compliance with Amazon's terms of service regarding use of the word 'kindle' in domain names.

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    « Reply #44 on: February 27, 2013, 06:31:53 am »
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    « Reply #45 on: February 27, 2013, 06:33:58 am »
    Wow, I always assumed you had a deal of some sort with Amazon to keep using the name. That is surprising, Amazon must like you guys!

    I await the new monicker with great anticipation....

    I always assumed it was because someone at Amazon was smart enough to see how many sales and free enabling, I mean marketing, that they get from this site.

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #46 on: February 27, 2013, 08:12:35 am »
    Maybe notnookofthenorth.com ?

    I love this suggestion.   

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... moving to new domain!
    « Reply #47 on: February 27, 2013, 09:10:25 am »
    How about TheEHubforReadersandWriters.com - kinda long-ish but descriptive of KB...  ;D
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    « Reply #48 on: February 27, 2013, 09:39:49 am »
    Kbookery.com

    As long as I can still call it KB.


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    « Reply #49 on: February 27, 2013, 11:06:06 am »
    As long as I can still call it KB.
    I'll really be lost if I can't do this!

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