Company files complaint against site that says it’s for “tube trading”.
Google has filed a complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization in an attempt to get the domain name YouTube.ae. .Ae is the country code for United Arab Emirates.
YouTube.ae is either a legitimate business or a clever scheme to hide the true intentions of the domain’s owner.
The site says YouTube (they capitalize it YOUTUBe) is the “leading portal of tube trading”.
A copyright notice on the bottom of the home page reads “Copyright Â© YOUTUBe Market Place 1997-2007”. If you click on a different page you’ll see a 2011 copyright notice.
The “about” section reads:
YOUTUBe is a leading portal on tubes trading – a platform, establishing direct connections between tubes & pipes traders, suppliers and customers, offering not only directory type of services – available to all Yellow Pages and Internet users, but allowing purchase and sale managers communicate with each other directly without spending weeks waiting for call-backs and replies to requests sent to feedback emails. Apart from that, YOUTUBe staff is always ready to source and negotiate best deals for you.
There’s also a news section, but clicking on any of the news articles brings you to a login page.
What do you think – legitimate business or clever coverup?