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Can they take your domain back from you?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Elitepinki, May 7, 2010.

  1. Elitepinki

    Elitepinki Power Member

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    I noticed yesterday that the new .co domains are coming out so i preorderd some of the bigest company domain names and i just want to know if they have the right to take the domain from me or not
     
  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Their Lawyers will take not only the domain but your house, car, wife and kids if you try using them to imply you are that company.
     
  3. dropzone

    dropzone Registered Member

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    Can't vouch for reliability but found this:
    In response to intense lobbying from trademark owners and famous individuals, Congress passed the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act in November of 1999. This act made it easier for individuals and companies to take over domain names that are confusingly similar to their names or valid trademarks. To do so, however, they must establish that the domain name holder acted in bad faith....

    For more Google: trademark domain name infringement
     
  4. DebtFreeMe

    DebtFreeMe Regular Member

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    Yup, big companies will be happy to take your domains from you if you in any way try and set these sites up to appear like there products. That's where the "acted in bad faith" part comes in... Were you intentionally mimicking their site or brand...

    So, if you think you are going to try and make money off of their name and product with their trademark, odds are you'll get in trouble if you become successful at it.

    Good luck though...
     
  5. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    But what about just parking the domain name if you own it? Can they still legally take it from you?
     
  6. seowres

    seowres Registered Member

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    Well first of all there is a sunrise period where trademark owners can get their domains before you. Then the rest of the good ones will go to auction. If you do end up with something good then you need to learn how to protect the domain. Only US citizen's can lose money and the domain. Outside the US can only lose the domains. If you happen to get something worth something then I might be able to help ya out.
     
  7. Elitepinki

    Elitepinki Power Member

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    So if I manage to get one and just park it can I still get done? Because I'm not mimicing there site if I do that. Also i live in the uk
     
  8. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    You can forget about this domain name.

    I say that from experience. I had lawyers contacting me. Good thing they didn't come to my house.

    I ended up deleting a few domains (Faxed, deleted within a few days).
    Funny thing is.. they didn't even register them (to this day).
     
  9. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    Keep in mind that pre-registration right now only means you get to compete in the forthcoming auction process. This means that you are pre-registering for the right to bid, at auction, for the domains in question. Generally this means that even if you don't win them, you'll still lose $10 or so per domain. The pre-landrush period is when big companies are SUPPOSED to register their domains, but most won't. Instead, they'll take the domains from you after the fact, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it when they decide to do so. If you are feeling lucky, you might be able to make back part of your reg fee in parking type-in problems before you lose the domain.
     
  10. seowres

    seowres Registered Member

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    Bross - did the names you deleted get a decent amount of traffic or make any money on parking? If so I'll reg them and send you half the rev.
     
  11. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    1 of the domains got 200-300 hits a month from type-in.
    Thanks for the suggestion, Ill pass ;)
     
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