The three founders knew each other from working together at another Internet start up, Pay Pal.In fact, Hurley designed the Pay Pal logo after reading a article about the online payment company and e-mailing the startup in search of a job.
This, however, caused a huge misunderstanding for Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment based in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Its company domain, "utube.com," was overwhelmed with traffic from people that tried to spell the video site's name phonetically.
The manufacturing company sued You Tube claiming its business was damaged by the video site, but the claims were dismissed.
The founding trio didn't come up with the You Tube concept straight away.
Legend has it that You Tube began life as a video dating site dubbed "Tune In Hook Up," said to be influenced by Hotor Not. The inspiration for You Tube as we know it today is credited to two different events.
The first was Karim's inability to find footage online of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction," and the second when Hurley and Chen were unable to share video footage of a dinner party due to e-mail attachment limitations.
The domain name You was registered on Valentine's Day in 2005.
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