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concern about buying expired domain

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    I want to buy high PR domains for private network.
    I am about to buy a domain that used to belong to someone. It was a personal site. The site's domain name is
    the person's first name and last name, for example JohnBrown.com

    I am concerned that if I buy it and use it for my network, later on the guy might want his domain back and try to fuck with me.
    1) does buying this domain qualify as "cyber squatting"? can I lose the domain? my name is not John Brown and I have no legit interest in this domain name.
    2) if he gets pissed at me, can he report me to google, busting my network?
     
  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    If it's a trademarked word, you have no right to use it. If it is not a trademarked word, you have every right - indeed, possibly an opportunity to sell it back to him at a markup, if he wants it.