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Can I get in trouble with having 'Twitter' in my domain?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by kytro360, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. kytro360

    kytro360 Power Member

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    Hey, I registered a domain with hostgator that contained the words Twitter in it and now they're telling me its against their TOS to have a trademark in a domain name.

    Should I register the domain on another site but keep the same name or should I change it incase the Twitter lawyers send me a letter :)?

    P.S: If I do have to change it, mind recommending alternatives to the name Twitter, or things relating to Twitter like tweet, etc. I need some new domain ideas just incase.
     
  2. dsick

    dsick Newbie

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    I would advice against it,

    most people use a variation of twi or twee
     
  3. kytro360

    kytro360 Power Member

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    Thanks, I already have a domain in mind, I wont say it here just incase someone snatches it up
     
  4. Motivation

    Motivation BANNED BANNED

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    are you asking for a 6 to 7 figure lawsuit?
     
  5. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

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    Have seen many people using twitter in domains for over 2 years like twitterfools etc. But still its a risky business.
     
  6. dsick

    dsick Newbie

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    most are owned by people who are close to the owners of twitter and some of those apps like tweetdeck get featured on twitter its self.
     
  7. atomictwitter

    atomictwitter Newbie

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    AtomicTweets got a C&D letter from Twitter when we tried to name our product "AtomicTwitter".

    Don't try it, you'll get shot down by them sooner or later, guaranteed.