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Marketplace Staff Nov 1, 2006

Y-O-U tube, the one with all the videos on it.

You can imagine what’s happened to Universal Tube’s website recently. It’s jammed to the point of failure.

We spoke with Ralph Girkins, the president of the company a few weeks ago when Google bought YouTube.

RALPH GIRKINS: I’ve had a lot of people contact me who would like to sell the domain, and I said what you can do for me today is get somebody from Google to give me a call , I think I got a solution for both of us.

Not sure if the solution he was thinking about at the time was suing YouTube, but that’s what he did today. Universal Tube is demanding the other guy either change its name or pay for them to get a new domain and corporate identity.

Which makes you wonder what a new corporate identity might cost these days anyhow.

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