To say that I am blown away and shocked at the nerve and audacity of people would be an understatement.
What would you do if you spent 15 years building up the most successful real estate agency in a resort area, with one of the best websites available, and maybe 1/4 of your considerable traffic (almost 2000 visitors per day) came from people directly typing in your domain or company name...
You're a Century 21 Agent. Your family name is Harrelson, and the agency name is C21 The Harrelson Group.
Your website is www.C21TheHarrelsonGroup.com.
One day you get an email from another local C21 agent informing you that another real estate company in town...NOT a C21 agent, and certainly NOT affiliated with you, and certainly NOT having an owner named Harrelson, had purchased the domain name www.Century21Harrelson.com
Anyone typing that into Google or the address bar gets redirected to THEIR website. Click on it and see where it takes you.
Is this not the tackiest (if not the most illegal) thing you have ever seen? I told Greg to get his attorney on the ball immediately. THE NERVE! What do you all think? I'm furious and it's not even my company!