Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cheryl, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Yesterday we bought the domain someone else had let it expire and seemed like a good name to buy to go with the topics already on this site. Any suggestions for what could be done with it?

    BTW, it's not, that's the UPS employee site...
  2. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Why not make it a site where you could sell browncafe items?
  3. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Or used DHL vans!
  4. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Seems like the used car lots in Texas have that business.
  5. BrownSuit

    BrownSuit Active Member

    Why not link it to the Brown Cafe. That would no doubt increase traffic tremendously.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    make it a no rules site- no mods- no limits on anything:happy2:
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Thats an idea Rod.
    For some of the more aggressive speakers. Then again, maybe not. I really dont have any ideas, Cheryl. You got it all about covered.:happy2:
  8. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Cool with me Rod, but if I speak my mind on that site, will it effect me being a mod on BC?
    I will have to think of where the new site could go.
    First, it will have to make enough revenue to make the effort worth while.
    As I typed that, I had a thought, make it a pay for view site.
    Porn is the biggest money maker on the net and makes the money on membership dues.
    It would keep the anons and trolls at bay.
    The talent and imagination of the BC crowd could come up with some pretty cool merchandise that does not conflict with UPS copyright.
    I will contemplate this further.
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    it is very similar to and I'm surprised that ups never bought it.
    They could take offence that it takes you right to the browncafe.
    But then again even more upset if it stood for unlimited porn
    I bet they would be eager to buy it if you did that,and they have lots of money :)
    I like the idea of selling browncafe tshirts,hats etc.
    Maybe some members have some good ideas for the layout.
    The cute little truck is cool,I'd like one that just uses the font
    and words brown cafe...Maybe we could save the money and
    use it to buy booze for the big browncafe meet and greet in
    morelucks backyard.
    I'll bring the bacon , she has huge tomatoes.
    More ...ringaling....were at the comfort inn at 3701 S El Camino Real
    come and get us!
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    A while back there was a thought of doing something with the history of UPS. A museum as it were. How about something like that. I like the idea of the store too. Or maybe a notice board for things for sale, want ads (of course this one could be strictly for members only).
  11. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    Is UPS down with you using it? It is pretty close to so they might complain about it.
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Someone else had it before Cheryl got it. Must not be to big a problem or UPS would already have it.
  13. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I dont think they could complain, or they could have bought it. It could be for united pot smokers, (im sure no one ever saw that) or united package smashers, or one of a million acronyms.
  14. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    I don't want any trouble so I checked out the UPS US trademarks before we bought it and there was no upsers or upser.

    We had registered, and a long time before UPS decided to trademark brown. Several years ago we hosted some of the resources that are currently on on the net and org sites.
  15. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    upser is close, but close only count in horseshoes, hand grenades and nuclear bombs.
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    AHHHHHH, hiding from us, are ya? LOL
  17. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    She and Tony did their homework, we knew that.
  18. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Cheryl, with the following you have in BC you could probably sell the rights to UPS for a chunk of change. We could get them nervous enough to buy you out.
    Just remember your friends, when you strike it rich.
  19. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    You won't make any money trying to sell UPSER.COM to UPS. If they wanted it, they would have had it already.

    While you are deciding what to do with it, be sure that it re-directs to to increase traffic.
  20. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    I have no illusions of grandeur about any of this. This website or the domain are nothing to a corporate giant like UPS. They could easily have their legal team squash this website like a little gnat if it becomes too much of a pest. That's why I try to be as careful as possible about trademarks etc. I don't want to give them any reasons to come after us.

    We didn't buy that domain because we had hoped to sell it. I didn't even remember backordering it because I set up the backorder a couple of years ago. I was surprised when I got the email that there would be an auction because previous owner had actually let their registration expire.

    If UPS had any interest in they would have bought it a long time ago from previous owners, or even backordered it themselves and bid for it at Monday's public auction where we bought it.

    If they had wanted that domain we could have never touched it.