Remembering (DNCanada) Forum (1 Viewing)

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Nov 4, 2020
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On Wayback Machine

Yesterday I did a post on Remembering the forum

That reminded me of, which was also one of my favourite Canadian Domaining forums to visit. It was run by [notify]theinvestor[/notify] and I posted there under the name MapleOne.

Interesting story back then the owner of was actually bidding on the domain

I waited a few months until the negotiations had concluded and it was obvious the domain was still for sale to come in and bid on it. I negotiated for quite a while and purchased from member [notify]Cathedral[/notify]

So has a long storied past and could very easily have been used on the previous generation of this forum.

The most active years for according to the wayback link above were 2012 & 2013 and then traffic started to decline and ultimately it went offline in 2019.

I remember being quite sad the forum went down and after a couple of years I discussed it with some of my domaining friends and I was encouraged to bring another version online.

I did a survey of possible domains and (for obvious reasons) got unanimous approval whereas I was more in favour of because it had some resemblance to :poop: where the discussions on .ca were held.

So today we remember which also ran under
I remember it well Frank. It’s actually where you and I got acquainted *THUMBSUP*
yeah, I was there too...
I remember I liked and visited as well :)
It was originally called until I sued him and he gave up my brand that he tried to profit off of.
Although I love the .ca I do not support trademark or brand theft.

I'll pass on remembering this since it cost me 30K to protect my brand [edited for language] that went on to email every Canadian member to come to his board.

Adam from 2011

Quite the brand you had that you no longer own.

The post you made above is false but I’m glad you’re finally capable of using

I can too...and don’t act like a Saint when your portfolio in the past and possibly currently had numerous blatant TM domains. The one that will always come to my mind is Talk about trying to profit off someone else’s brand. Would you like me to post archive and history? :)

Keep selling 200k .ca domainz! You are a pro talker!
My recollection wasn't that Adam won anything, nor were any trademark rights proven over It was that he legally bullied the owner and they simply gave up to avoid the costs. Is my recollection correct or incorrect?

Had I been a panelist, I would have sided with the DNF owner on this one, it is simply the acronym for "domain name forum" and that is clearly descriptive. Furthermore, your Trademark on "DN Forum" was only filed after already launched, not that was confusing with to any of us anyways. For a domainer that makes a living on the subtle but legitimate differences between trademarks and uniquely different domain names, well, it all just seemed so very hypocritical, to me at least. Just my opinion.
If anyone is interested in starting a brand…I thought I would throw this out there.

theinvestor said:
If anyone is interested in starting a brand…I thought I would throw this out there.

Did the price go up??

theinvestor said:
You had your chance

I would only have used it as a forwarder to for Canadian content. is never going to buy that domain and I was not going to spend any serious cash on it.
Curious who owned I do remember taking a look at it few times.

Maybe [notify]AdamDicker[/notify] could tell us who was sued without doxxing the person:)

[notify]AdamDicker[/notify] as a former and maybe current domain forum owner what was most important source of revenue to run the forum? mostly membership fees?

Takes courage to create a domain forum just for .ca's crowd and I wish I had an idea how to stimulate this market for us all but for now I will just list them for sale at least:)
Welcome aboard [notify]sonatime[/notify]

[notify]theinvestor[/notify] owned and Adam owned which is now owned by Epik. was one of my favourite places to visit because it was friendly and by comparisons seemed massive and overwhelming back in the day when it was huge.

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