News createt: 26-10-2010
Respect For Elvis Presley ?
Regard and respect for Elvis Presley (but not for their fellow fan clubs)
“As you all know, the internet is 'one big ocean' on which not everybody uses the correct and deontological right way to 'fish'. Everybody has access and is able to buy a domain (name) or URL for only a few dollars!
Consequently it may be possible that 'pirates' link you to their 'island' from where they try to convince you to purchase their items.
Please be careful when you 'shop on the internet' and always make sure you are on the website you had chosen initially and are not diverted to dishonest raiders”
The above words are certainly carrying the truth. We can point out that one particular fan club in Belgium (Elvis Matters), who recently has bought various domain names which had nothing in common to their own organization but only linking them to their web shop in order to gain more traffic and more sales.
Elvis Matters is a non profit making organization and is bearing the following motto in their name: “Regard and respect”. Respect for what? We wonder where these conceited words exactly stand for. Why should a shop in Turnhout (Belgium)and a VZW in Mol, buy a domain name like: www.itselvistime.be / www.itselvistime.net and www.itselvistime.eu ? What has the name itselvistime to do with Elvis Matters? www.gracelandranders.eu & www.gracelanranders.com were also registered by Elvis Matters.
We can’t find these evil practices in the dictionary of the regular Elvisfan, and it is not only happening in our country: it goes far away beyond our imagination: other European clubs had recently the same experience: fan clubs who existed for almost 50 years UEPS (Belgium)and Elvis Presley Society (Belgium) saw how some of their domain names being taken away with be. eu, .com .net.
The shop of the Belgian Society, named “American Dream” was also bough by the same “Elvis Matters”. Also the newer fan club Elvis For Everyone (Holland) was a recent victim.
Of course, these actions cannot be tolerated. My attorney has been introduced on this matter and asked Elvis Matters to stop this activity immediately.
We honestly do not understand all this fuss and mess. Various fan clubs in the same country can be healthy as long as their competition is fair. When you are an Elvisfan just to proof you can conquer the world to belittle others, you don’t have the right to call yourself “Elvis minded” anymore. If you fool your fellows, you probably fool your members as well.
Elvis would have been very mad and would never have accepted this kind of business!
‘Taking care of business’
Elvis Presley Society (Belgium)
Elvis For Everyone (Holland)
Elvis Unlimited / GracelandRanders (Denmark)