MikeRoweSoft.com

By Deane Barker on January 18, 2004

Website row pits B.C. teen against Microsoft: Based on this, I predict that any database developer named Ora Kill will likely meet the same fate.

Microsoft Corp. of Seattle, currently valued at $300 billion US, wants Mike Rowe to give up www.mikerowesoft.com as his Internet domain name. The company claims copyright infringement of its name. Through its law firm in Canada, Microsoft has offered him $10 US — what Rowe paid last August to register the domain.

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Comments

  1. He should change the company name to Mike Rowe’s Oft. That would take a lot of the wind out of microsoft’s sails since would have a more legitimate reason for having “soft” after his name on the domain name.

  2. You can’t access his website because there are too many demands for (i.e. it is being DoSed by the curious). Also, it has been on Slashdot, so that is a definitive DoS…

  3. i hope mike rowe wins in this case it’s called freedom he can use his name as he sees fit. you fight big brother little one and stick to your guns dont let them push you around

  4. i hope mike rowe wins in this case it’s called freedom he can use his name as he sees fit. you fight big brother little one and stick to your guns dont let them push you around

  5. MyGrowSoft.com has been taken as well. Seems like it’s someone doing a startup for pharma sales and affiliate programs… hmm..

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