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Can Facebook make me close my site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by craigjarvis, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. craigjarvis

    craigjarvis Registered Member

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    I am promoting a click bank product (the facebook ads guide).
    So I bought thefacebookadsguidereview.com
    I received an email today from facebook telling me I had to shut the site down or they would take further action.
    Can they make me do this?
     
  2. Ransom

    Ransom BANNED BANNED

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    Well it does have the word "facebook" in the domain name, so I'm going with yes they can.
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  3. craigjarvis

    craigjarvis Registered Member

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    Thats what i figured. Rookie mistake I guess. You live and learn.
     
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    A similar thing happened to a friend of mine who bought google money something or another.

    Yeah. Don't use trademarked names.
     
  6. Sites4u

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    Yep they can and they will, Best do as they say and get another domain.

    Did something like this years ago before the whole domain trademarking fiasco and purchased googlesucks.com
     
  7. craigjarvis

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    Thanks guys. I guess Ill change it. would they be able to say anything about something like thefbadsguidereview or something similar?
     
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    Yeah something like that should be fine
     
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    the have copyright on the name FaceBook so anything that looks close to that will get the letter.
    The use of FB is not enough proof that your trying to use their name.

    I've been here/ dont that with Backpage.. they were upset what i had done.
     
  10. Jekashi

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    The amusing thing is that as far as Google is concerned for SEO value, "fb" is an acronym for Facebook. So in other words, you still get SEO value out of it. :D
     
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    If you do dont host or buy the domain in the US ... They can only do somethign via a court order and many countries have lose TM laws and no other country will respond to an order from a US court.
     
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    that meaning all facebook like domain should dead?
     
  13. hydroboi

    hydroboi Newbie

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    they def can. Most likely they will ask you to change it. But type iphone into google and u will find thousands of sites using that in the domain.
     
  14. J0kerz

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    Yep they can, its their trademark. If they catch up and you, well you can find yourself in a bad situation.