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Domain name change! Need Help Big time!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by oliverdjc, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. oliverdjc

    oliverdjc Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    I've been working hard and spent a lot of money on links.blog posts and advertising for my site. Recently got an email saying I need to change the name as it's similar to a trademarked domain. example trademark "apple" my name "theapple" or "mrapple" My own fault but very sad stuff and a bit scary. :/ I was just wondering if you guys knew the safest way to change the domain name of a site and how to handle redirects? I'm more than happy to pay if there's a service I just need help and feel like poo. Anyway the show much go on!

    Thanks for any help that can be given!
     
  2. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    if you got real email from apple then its serious issue otherwise its ok :)
     
  3. hardcorebiker

    hardcorebiker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can redirect the domain but that might not solve the issue as they may want you to complete get rid of it..So the best possible solution is to get a new domain and change the links. If most of the links were blog posts just get them replaced(by paying premium to the seller).
     
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  4. oliverdjc

    oliverdjc Newbie

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    It wasn't really apply just used them ass an example :)
     
  5. oliverdjc

    oliverdjc Newbie

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    Yeah that sounds like a plan do you know any sellers which will offer this service? Thank you so much for replaying.
     
  6. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    This is not your fault.Domain seller should be sued as you got that domain on their clearance.
     
  7. oliverdjc

    oliverdjc Newbie

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    That's what I thought. I don't sell anything from them and to my knowledge they shouldn't sell domains that are trade marked and can be shut down. It's really frustrating when you build a site rank it and then this happens. Just trying to find away around having to shut down the site.

    Thanks for your support SEOnetic
     
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    prab1996 Elite Member

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    apple is a fruit and you can use the domain like apple.net apple.org.

    they can't get your domain deleted if it's generic.
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