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Could I get into legal trouble for this?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by RakeItIn, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. RakeItIn

    RakeItIn Regular Member

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    I am using a domain with a brand name, so could I get in trouble for this? Example: AwesomeFacebook.org, coolpinterest.com, funEbay.net, etc.
     
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    You can get into serious legal trouble over this. That does not mean it can't be done without
    legal complications, but be prepared for the domain to be stripped from you by ICANN.

    -RK
     
  4. Saviour

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    Yes you will land in trouble
    They will send u a notice to take down
    then second warning
    I didnt wait till 3rd warning lol
     
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    seobpachica Junior Member

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    Surely you be in trouble i the long run..
     
  6. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Regular Member

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    No.

    Maybe.

    Yes.

    What if?
     
  7. RakeItIn

    RakeItIn Regular Member

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    Well shit... I already bought it so what do I do now
     
  8. BigMoneyyy

    BigMoneyyy Power Member

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    Keep it and wait to see what happens

    If there is any problem contact your registrar

    I have some domains like facebookxxxxxxxxx.biz, I never had any problem
     
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    Churn n burn it, then let it expire.
     
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  10. tomall92

    tomall92 Newbie

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    never buy domains like that - too much trouble :) . You can sometimes stay away from trouble by changing 1-2 letters in the brand name but you get notice for pulling down your site after some time anyway.
     
  11. saber210

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    Not worth it.

    As bartosimpsonio recommended, try to churn and burn it. And after that let it expire..

    And what are your plans on that domains?
     
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    You run into trouble when you try to make money out of brand name, for example if you use the above domain to write only about kittens then you will have no problems, if you start making money because of the brand name then you will be in trouble
     
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    Registered trademark are always protected by law.
    When the owners will notice this "theft" and denounce you are not good things.
     
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    I want to joke but it is serious, the short answer is, if you get popular or make money then yes. If nobody ever hears of you and your site never catches on, then no.
     
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    If you want to monetize the domain in any way and the trademark owner of the brand understands it, they may even ask for a share of the earnings, if they do not ask you to close the site.