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Bought a domain with a Brand name(philipsshaver).Will i get in to trouble?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thesmashge, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    Bought a domain with a Brand name(philipsshaver).Will i get in to trouble?

    I am thinking about building a sales page and getting affiliate commisions....What i want to know is ,,,will i get in troublr with philips?
     
  2. sbw27

    sbw27 Regular Member

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    Most of the time you will be fine..I have two domains with the term Google Adsense in them, and I have been fine so far...add a disclaimer saying you have no official connection with phillips. They probably could get your domain taken down though, it's just unlikely they will ever find it or give a crap.
     
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    oliver_winston Junior Member

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    They can shut you down if they decide to.

    Search the forums here for more posts about the same topic of trademarks in domains.
     
  4. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Check the SERPS with those keywords.

    If the only domains with those keywords in it showing up are from the brand owner they're probably keeping a close eye on any site using their trademark.

    However, if there are enough affiliate sites there's a good chance they let you go with it.
     
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  5. theleadsource

    theleadsource BANNED BANNED

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    I have a bunch of domains with trade names in them. I say only positive things about the companies and earn nicely from them.

    Had an issue with one company once, a huge company we all know, and had to remove a logo to keep them happy.

    Other than that, no issues, emails, letters or problems.
     
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  6. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    Thanks blackhit...I followed your suggestion and i am going forward with my project...Let me meet them when they come.....Thanks for everybody who gave suggestions.
     
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    pavionjsl Newbie

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    Leave brand names alone. If your lucky and they leave you alone thats one thing, its another if they focus on you and you put alot of work into it and lose that time money and effort. Focus on niches around them if your so pumped on shavers and you will be fine.
     
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    You can go with it until you get caught. Just don't cry if and when your domain gets taken away as it is just part of the game. The more visibility your domain gets, the more money you make....but it also increases the chance of Phillips finding your domain.
     
  9. junkfood

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    If you dont live in US - or give a non-US address - even you get caught, it takes quite some time to make that domain shut down.

    Although - never put much effort to a trademark domain. If you can work al ittle and then wait adsense revenues, then it is ok
     
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    Generally, I try to avoid trademark domain names. I don't want my hard work getting confiscated by the trademark owner. Anyway, if I want to target a keyword with a trademark name, I can always optimize my page and give it enough backlinks to get ranked in google without needing trademark domain name.