Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could assist you..
My whitevote goes to you as well, althought I'm brown...
Gene put it very correctly. Besides, you have to look at what is "politically correct" nowadays (I use that term, not saying it is the same as "morally right" - IT IS NOT!). You can say "black power" and it can, for the most part, be taken as simply meaning the enpowerment of the race towards it's betterment in society. Try saying "white power", and everyone thinks of racism or NeoNazism. It is a truelly sad fact, but that is what our society has come to. The "black vote" is a minority vote, and hence there is a need to get those minorities out to make what % of the total vote they make-up count for something.
GreatDomains wasn't being racist. They simply are looking at what society does, and hence what domains may 1) sale for the high figures 2) not cause them a controversy. As Gene stated, I would have done the same. And that's how any US court would see it (not to count GD has the legal right to list - or in this case, not - list whatever they want)..
Italiancandianvote.com - Apparently not enough Italian Canadians..
I'm calling my attorney as well, they turned down violetvote.net..
This is one of the funniest posts I’ve seen in quite some time. I can’t believe some are taking you seriously texasgamer...
This is my own dumb opinion, but why would you think they would list "whitevote.net" ? I can't figure out why they would list "blackvote.net", either. Has nothing to do with being racist , but neither name sounds like a HostGator name someone is going to want to pay GreatDomains type of money for. Hey, wait...... LatinoVote.net.. now you have my vote....... yeah.....now your talking....ha! Just kidding, no racism intended!!!.
Have fun calling up your attorney..
I'm sure you'll make a fortune off of the lawsuit..
Attorney to sue for damages; time lost reading this thread..
Seriously though, your frustration is valid - but I think your concern regarding racism is not...
I went to get an SBA loan once. My banker told me, in secrecy that even though I have a very good business plan, it will be hard for me to get a SBA loan unless I am a minority or a woman. Sad, but true..
I was denied the medical access card years ago because I was not a minority. I simply was too white and not poor enough. I know this because my adopted brother applied at the same time I did and was personally a little better off than I was as far as income, assets, and liquid assets was concerned. But he is black. Sad, but true. That's right folks.
Yet, I am labeled as a second class citizen because I am white..
I had to go to school out of my own pocket and with not much hand holding. There is no white university support system. Yet, I had to sit in sociology class and take it when my professor told us str8 up that only white people can be racist. there really is no such thing as another race being racist. it just isn't in their blood. Sad, but true..
America's answer to racism is racism. Sad, but true..
It's getting rather old seeing how none of us living today have anything to do with what was done in this country decades ago. And even worse, many of us, including myself, don't even have any ancestry originating from this country. All my ancestors are from one country in Europe. In fact, the one major race we coddle in htis country was intrumental in raping and plunderin gmy people in Europe. But I hold no grdge. I know that those people do not walk this earth today.
That would be absurd! I am smarter than that..
Yet, since I am of the Caucasian race, I am treated like a second class citizen, even though I or my whole family did nothing at all to deserve it. Sad, but true..
I know many of you will think that my mere posting of these truths above is racist, but I could really care less because you have been blinded by the enemy within our borders who has brainwashed over 50% of us to think that every race in the world deserves to have their hand held except whites, unless they are so poor they are bleeding from the eyes. Sad, but true..
Racism is racism no matter how you slice it. there is no such thing as reverse racism as some would want you to think. For to think so means that by default, whites are the only racist race and that if a non-white race hates Caucasians then it is merely because Caucasians deserve it an it is justified. Well, I hate to break it to ya, but that is EXACTLY what white racists think about other racist. Therefore, for a non-white to be racists against whites, it I snot reverse racism. There is no such thing because "racism" does not discriminate.
No matter how you slice it, folks..
TO all of you who are screaming "lawsuit". Dream on. We live in a racist country and you'd never win this case. The court and the country simply has no sympathy for the white man unless he is up against another white man, for teh most part..
Let's face it folks, if they could make us sit at the back of the bus, if they make us drink from a "white only" water fountain, they would. But that would be too obvious..
I'm not being rude, but we have given all the reparations we can give. We have given way more than 20 acres and a mule. Some chose not to take it, that's their prerogative..
Now let's get on with life folks and realize that until we stop favoring people for the color of their skin, no matter how good the intention may be, we will never get over racism in this country. Never. Sad, bu true..
And for the record, I do not blame non-whites for this racism we whites suffer today. Quite the contrary. I blame my own race. Those of us that have an obvious hate for our own race and country just because they deep down inside hate. They hate so much that they are determeined to ruin their own country and race. It is their goal and they have been succeedng for far too long now.
As a result of this thread, I have decided to take my domains off ofGreatDomains because it is high time people of any color take a stand. Money aside. We must stop this madness. REmember, money talks. Show greatdomains that you are more interested it curtailing racism at the pblic level. Remove your domains from them at once, if you care about your country and your fellow man, regardless of the color of his skin..
They admitted that the HostGator has value but still they refuse to lsit it, when it I stheir business to do so. THat's jsut insane..
Why? Is it becasue you too have bought into the lie that being racism against whites is not really racism but just "the right thing to do"?.
Racism does not descriminate...
All racist and egocentric Comments aside ,.
Those 2 names are more like $50 names not $5K min..
Not only this issue but the whole stupid and at times almost laughable selection process needs a shake-up at PoorDomains.com.
How many times have you submitted quite valid and reasonable names that have been rejected ,yet you have all seen CrappyName.WorseTLD listed not only for the 5K min. but often way more..
Lets all make a stand and not bother trying to list/sell with NotSoGreatDomains.com and just market them elsewhere..
Commercial pressures will then hopefully make them ,have a major re-think of the listing policy...
Hehe a super funny post, props to you all !!! Really tho yeah they are looking at profitability and maybe, just maybe blackvote can be used for a non racist GoDaddy site where whitevote would 99% be used for a neo nazi site. BUT if google adsense is fair, they should be putting the same ads on either GoDaddy site because money is only GREEN!!!. So to sum it up, greatdomains should have both because they are both capable of pulling in the same income potential. So I hope the white GoDaddy site gets in haha this is great.
But if it was my choice, neither GoDaddy site would get on the list...
To solve all problems, you should register blackandwhitevote.com, then everyone is happy...
Blackandwhiteandhispanicandindianandasianvote.com would be better..you know just to cover all bases...
That’s a form letter response they send for every rejected domain..
No, not at all!.
It’s because I really think this was posted as a joke and I think texasgamer is laughing at everyone who’s taking this so seriously and I was not being facetious when I wrote that I think it’s funny because I think it might be one of the funniest posts and reactions I’ve ever seen...
I hope you're kidding about that, otherwise I feel sorry for...myself for ever entering this thread...
Bah. A very generic email for any HostGator name that isn't approved. Also, as Gene said, there really isn't much value in that name compared to the other one..
Perhaps they didn't make the decision based on racial prejudice but on business grounds? Many companies will avoid placing involving themselves in anything that might prove to be controversial..
Lets say the name has value and sells for a high price on their system. Someone out there will take offence at it and they will catch the fallout for it being on their system? Perhaps it's not simply not worth the potential negative publicity for whatever they might make off the deal...
Here is a thought....maybe you should submit the name in a market where "Whites" are a minority......also should experience living for a year atleast in a country where whites are a minority.........
Before complaining about racism, everyone should atleast get a first hand feel by living as a minority.......
Well sorry, no offense to you but I don't think that it is a laughing matter to be perfectly honest with you. Some of us have some very stong feelings about the whole race issue as we have lived with racism all out lives. I don't take the issue lightly and I don't think it's funny at all. You think it's funny? Ask every person who has had the "pleasure" of being a victim of racism and having their dreams (among other things) shattered because the color of their skin wasn't "the right color"..
Furthermore it appears that this thread is best in the off-topic sectoins, especially if it is supposed to be the sad joke it is. Not to mention that, especially if it is a joke, GreatDomains probably would not take kindly to this thread once they find out about it as it degrades their character and image - joke or not. Not one serious business would want their name attached to "racism" whether they are racist or not..
If anyone has a chance at a lawsuit here, it's GreatDomains, for sure..
And I would not blame them for pursuing it, racist or not..
I do. Everyday. IN AMERICA!.
You think that "minority" means that you are less in number? Get a clue, man. Racism exists everywhere you go no matter what color of skin you have and no matter what color of skin the true majority (in #) holds...
Yes, that's exactly what it means. If he should get a clue then you should get a dictionary..
The issue of racism is not a laughing matter. The issue of race in regards to a top level HostGator is simply ridiculous and in the case comical...
- "Great"domains doesn't even look that great according to their number of sales posted in DNJournal JMO of course...
Well the whole thing has pretty much been explained there is no real push from the government or anyone else to get the white vote. There is a push for minority votes whether it be black or hispanic (which are the largest minorities) in the US, which could give the blackvote HostGator a higher value. Personally I don't think the whitevote or blackvote domains are that great, but if I had to pick one it would definitely be blackvote for now..
White domains (non-racist) could become popular in the near future though since I notice a lot of people are feeling the reverse discrimination that is part of the US. I agree there is a lot of discrimination towards whites more specifically the non-rich whites..
I have an example for you guys, I'm a hispanic and when I was younger (pre-teen years) I was denied some government help because I wasn't a black hispanic. I was classified as a white hispanic due to my skin color. The funny thing is I told them I was a black hispanic (I'm not) and just off of my word they accepted me into the program. I think now they changed a lot of things where all hispanics are basically classified the same..
In general the laws are made to protect the minorities and not the majority in this country. A lot of American's are taking notice. I'm a minority and even I take notice. The good thing about me being a minority is I can make a big stink about this stuff and never get accused of being racist (I'm not) and a white American does the same thing and they are a racist. The reason I say it's good is because I can speak my mind, but I do feel bad for those that have to keep their mouths shut for fear of being called a racist. I have a lot of black friends and most of my friends (offline) are hispanic and I make these same points to them and some agree, they just won't say anything because it benefits them..
This is a great topic (off-shoot of the original topic) too bad it's in the wrong section and can be a potentially heated discussion..
By the way reversediscrimination.us is available anyone that wants to get in on the ground floor on this...
Actually, I don't think Great Domains should have listed either of those domains. Instead, they would have been a lot smarter to list ElectionResults.tv, truly a magnificent, highly valuable 1st tier domain...
To be honest, I have no time for racists, but I think it is a little OTT taking them to court.....
Let me know how it goes...I'm submitting VoteHouse.com..
If they reject it I'm calling.
Discrimination against white folks is just as wrong as discriminating against any other race. Bottom line: affirmative action, etc. should be based on.
, not race. A.
White guy should have the same shot at special benefits and considerations as poor black guy, or a poor Asian guy, etc..
Affirmative actionand other programs like itis demeaning and patronizing, because it assumes that all Blacks are not capable of making the grade, and that all Blacks need special consideraration, which is simply a bunch of nonsense..
BTW: was this thread serious or not?.
First of all, it is their website and they have complete right to reject to list a domain.
Second of all, they might not want to list the same type of HostGator such as blackvote.com and then whitevote.com (same concept) but blackvote is more popular.
So I dont think there is a racism there..
Whoever started this POINTLESS thread has the IQ of a pigeon... quite simply GD is a private business and do whatever they want..
WTF equal rights in domains? what's next the Domainers Union complaining for poor representation of black members?.
I can't believe that people take time to respond to your BS ....somebody close this thread.....
Wow, did you really need to be so harsh?..
I'm not even sure where to start responding to your comment......
It is a little judgemental to assume one HostGator should be listed just because a different one is.Blackvote.com is worth 100-1000 times that of whitevote.com.One has value and the other doesn't-I just don't see any problem..
If I was a buyer or lister I know which one I would buy or list.For example-Overture searches for white vote are 0(none).Black vote shows 271 for black vote,448 for black right to vote.If purple vote had 1000 searches I would probable list that one also...
I think the OP is half joking. But if it were true that blackxxx worth more than whitexxx, then by definition, it is racist. Because being equal, how can you have different value?.
I am not that serious though +.
Hmm, not sure but I think they can sue the person who started this thread for slander..
Only reason I would say that is I've seen it done more than once on a forum...
I do believe that you have taken the time to respond to this thread..hmm..
If by "time" you count my 15" to type 3 lines of response yes.. my "time" comment was going on people giving back 3 pages response...
And since it appears that i'm stupid for making my comment before, can you please enlighten me and explain what precisely was the value of your response now?..
This is the most ludicrous racial matter i've ever came across..
Racial issue is a very very serious matter in the UK and I would assume the same in America..
First of all I don't see any racial hatred of discrimination is held upon in this case. Its just the matter of demand and scarcity. Everyone knows about the special right to the minorities in the western world. White dominated government wanted/needed non-white votes to win their presidential election..
Come on ... we're in western world not in IRAN... we have ethics and believe in democracy..
BTW... hahahhahahahah (let me ROLF first) ....
This is the most hilarious post. i'm gonna share this joke with all my mates......
That’s possible but only if they could stop laughing..
I shared this thread with a friend of mine who had never visited here before and now she just can’t take her eyes off it. She can’t believe it either and she doesn’t even know that much about domaining...
Yup, It sure shows that you are american. Have you found anything else this.
To call your attorney about?..
Hahahhahahah..... What is this.... this whole thing sounds like the Simpsons or South Park..
For the first time I am seeing non-black people moaning about Black dominated business world....
Ponderrr a little while.
How if this were true.....
Holy Mary, mother of God,.
Pray for us sinners.
Now and at the hour of our death..
Ps: I mean no disrespect to any race,colour,creed,background,religion or belief. I do apologise if any of the word mentioned offended or caused emotional injury to any person in any forms or shapes...
Donmt say that, it may be slander and hell have to call his attourney..
You are belittling black people... and you are being racist by having "whitevote" and not having 'black' mentioned in your HostGator aswell..
I'm calling MY attourney..
Now you have replied three times to this thread and you've made it longer and you've read it at least three times all the way through. Probably more..
So, you were saying?.
That makes no sense. They would have different values because they are different words. How does racism play any part at all..
By your logic, whitehouse.com and blackhouse.com should have the same value...
Racism and discrimination are serious issues. This thread, however, is not..
It has taken on the feel of a circus, and I hate clowns..