When our children get to an age when they ask why we chose their name for
them, we owe them a better answer than, "That was the Super Bowl MVP the year you were born," or "There was this popular TV show called Friends and Chandler was really funny." (FYI, Chandler means "candlemaker," and St.
In a lecture at Syracuse University in 1988, Morrison detailed the care with which she had chosen "124" as the name for
the house in Beloved.
The name for
the rent expense caption can be written many different ways, including RENT, rent_expense and RentExp.
However, he remembers, "I could justify the etymology of the species name for
relativitae by breaking it down to its Latin roots--`relating to life'." He decided in the early 1980s to name the species "in honor of life on Earth."
For example, kodak.com could belong to Kodak, while kodak.store could belong to an old lady in a bakery in Turkey, and kodak.nom could belong to a kid in Hong Kong who uses that as a pen name for
writing poetry on the wrath of Mortal Kombat.
As part of this transaction, DHLI agreed to purchase the DHL trade name for
$20 million, DHL reserved the right to use its own name for
15 years on a royalty-free basis, and, after 15 years, DHL agreed to pay a royalty of 0.75% of its revenue.
When Morgan Stanley offered to buy the domain name for
"a reasonable fee," they got a quick email reply: "Give us an offer we cannot refuse." The brokerage firm then offered $10,000 ("a nice bag of money for a guy your age," noted one of the firm's representatives).
On the other hand, do you have any recourse if someone has bought the domain name for
your trademark and is holding it for ransom?
MARK: I always figured it was just a funky name for
a quirky company made up by two very wild and crazy guys.
Actually, those clicking to the brimlow.com site will find a web page with wording that says the site is coming, but is in effect really an ad for the Internet company that reserved the domain name for