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Can I use Crossfit in my domain name

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by AlekSpas, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. AlekSpas

    AlekSpas Newbie

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    Just found out that the crossfit name is branded and you can't use it in a domain without being affiliated with the official brand, for which you need a physical location and a certificate. Anyone has experience with this>? Just found a pretty sweet looking set of domain names, all with crossfit in them :)) Here I'll copy a part of the mail I sent to crossfit. What my idea is.

    So ... Just to sum up.

    I get pictures/videos from an affiliate coach and publish them on a blog. I don't add anything or sell anything with the crossfit brand out there. I list the trainer information and his gym only. I do the same thing with 10-15 trainers in the region. We create a blog of sharing knowledge.

    Any experiences?
     
  2. LuckyCharm007

    LuckyCharm007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yep exactly. CrossFit is a branded name and you cannot use it either in your domain name or use the word CrossFit for any promotional stuff. I have been warned once by them.
     
  3. AlekSpas

    AlekSpas Newbie

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    but having a crossfit related name without having exactly "crossfit" in the name. example maxreps.com and writing about crossfit stuff is ok? as I understand till now
     
  4. bermanHost

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    This is some thing which you need to be serious. It will create Cr issues as they have already bought copyrights for that name. More than getting warning from hem it is not a good practice to follow up.
     
  5. AlekSpas

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    Probably this will help someone sometimes:

    ME:
    Just noticed that the crossfit brand is trademarked.

    I'm personal friends with couple of guys that train in a local BRANDED (checked that on your site) crossfit place.

    My question is:

    I want to take pictures/videos of them training, with instructions by their CERTIFIED coach (the guy that owns the place).

    After that I post those pictures and videos on a blog: CROSSFIT something dot com I already found the domain, just haven't purchased it yet).

    So ... Just to sum up.

    I get pictures/videos from an affiliate coach and publish them on a blog. I don't add anything or sell anything with the crossfit brand out there. I list the trainer information and his gym only. I do the same thing with 10-15 trainers in the region. We create a blog of sharing knowledge.

    CROSSFIT:
    You are free to start a "fan" blog about your CrossFit experience. However, you may not use the term "CrossFit" in your domain title, nor can you use it for advertising purposes, or say that you're holding CrossFit classes. If you're simply looking to write about your love for CrossFit, that's just fine by us! We simply ask that any material that you borrow from the site thesite be attributed with something like a "Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc." or a hotlink back to our site, etc.

    ME:
    IN the future, if I build a community strong enough, and I want to connect them with your products or services wearing the brand Crossfit, or I want to connect them with a licensed trainer in the area, is there any type of commission based affiliate program.

    CROSSFIT:
    We do not offer a commission based affiliate program. Affiliation gives one the right to use the CrossFit name in order to offer physical training (CrossFit training) in one physical location. It would not give anyone license to use the CrossFit name to sell equipment or gear or anything other than physical training.

    Cheers