Someone demanding 10% for naming a website ?
Okay, so a good friend of mine named my husband's website and he is now demanding 10% of whatever is made, permanently, for naming it. The name was the ONLY involvement... how should we handle this?
- ron hLv 71 month ago
If that was true, just change the name. Honestly, he did more than name it. Ask your husband. If that was true, just change the name.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Tell him to piss off.
- babyboomer1001Lv 71 month ago
Did your husband agree to pay him 10% of "whatever is made" if his friend came up with a name that your husband used? And "whatever is made" is far too vague to mean anything in court. It would have to have an end period of time. It is unreasonable to expect that the 10% could go on forever. If he agreed to something, he should pay it. If there was no agreement, he should thank his friend for coming up with a great name but a name does not relate to payment and profits.Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
- JohnLv 41 month ago
Well didn't you have to pay for everything else?
Why be cheap with your friend? Cut a deal you hit it big in profits you'll pay him big. Otherwise just take the name down. And quit calling him a 'friend' , pirate. If your using an ISP you'll find the name isn't yours anyway
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- Christin KLv 71 month ago
Did you agree to a profit sharing arrangement as payment? Even if you agreed verbally, you should honor that agreement. If you didn't, if the topic was never raised, then just ignore him. He can't get money out of you for anything unless he can prove it was promised to him to begin with.
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
Enforce the agreement in place at the time he did whatever he did.
- oklatomLv 71 month ago
Ignore it. If he continues on with his demands tell him no. If he does not stop remove him from your "best friends" list and move on with your life.
- JudyLv 71 month ago
Just say no. That's ridiculous.
- Wayne ZLv 71 month ago
Have him show you the contract/agreement where you agreed to pay him 10%.
Otherwise, have him show you the partnership agreement that gave him 10% ownership of the enterprise.
I am guessing that neither of those things exist.
He may threaten to sue. Let him. It is an empty threat.
- hotstuffktrLv 61 month ago
No contract = no payment.