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Domain Name Dispute

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by alexjones19592010, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. alexjones19592010

    alexjones19592010 Newbie

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    I registered some domain names like one year ago. I received an email from a lawyer here in the U.S. telling me to giveup three domains to a large company because the names are similar to one of their trademarks. Question: Is something I can do, like negociate with them for money? Thanks!!!!
     
  2. innocent_kid

    innocent_kid Power Member

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    similar? or matching
    if similar u should be able to pursue them for good deal
    if exact match than i guess u will loose them without any profit
     
  3. CosmicSoundz

    CosmicSoundz BANNED BANNED

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    are you getting traffic to these sites , are they parked or are they not even hosted?
     
  4. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Do not let them talk you out of those domains. Tell them your offer on them and
    give them some time to be frustrated. Worse thing that can happen is ICANN takes them from you.
     
  5. back2form

    back2form Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If he is asking you to sell the domain then there will be good offer for that domain. Start negotiate with him from higher price.

    You gonna get jackpot :)


     
  6. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    They did not ask him to sell them. They asked him to give them to the company.
    However I am thinking their just pushing him around and he could actually sell them depending on how close
    they match the actually name. :)
     
  7. scottx1995

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    ask them for their trademark number :p you ll know if they are just bullshitting you right away. if your name sounds similar and if they dont have a trademark application no. you can tell them you will sell the domains for a price (ICANN will rule in their favor for domain disputes as long as they have a trademark application in progress and/or if they complainant can establish that you are trying to woo users looking for their website/products.) .
     
  8. back2form

    back2form Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    unclemike :) lol I thought the company asking him to sell :) Anyways thanks for making me clear.

    Regards,
    Bart


     
  9. thelightning

    thelightning Registered Member

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    don't give away right away.
     
  10. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Go to TESS and do a trademark search and negotiate from a position of knowledge.
     
  11. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    This is a normal tactic for businesses to do. Mainly you need to prove that you bought the names without intending to masquerade as them, nor build a site that could be mistaken for them.

    If your sites were registered before theirs it helps you. If you have these sites up and running, it will help your case, especially of they are not related to the complainer's site or product.

    If you were domain name squatting, they will probably win.

    Until you are forced to give them up, I would haggle for them to buy from you. If they are gonna take them, make them TAKE them, do not just hand them over.