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Domain Name Question

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by iron-noob, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. iron-noob

    iron-noob Newbie

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    Does having the word "Pokemon" violate rules with regards to trademarks in domain names?

    If so, any alternative suggestions?
     
  2. Burn Notice

    Burn Notice Power Member

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    In a single word... yes.
     
  3. SmokieT

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    Yes but you can always ask. I have contacted sites and asked about using a domain that had their trademarked name within and have gotten permission to use them. Of course I've been told no as well. The ones that approved the domains names for were sites that I am an affiliate with and the domain was used to promote there content so that helped.
     
  4. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    Yes. I don't go near trademark names. I have lost 3 solid businesses due to that. Now I create a brand where necessary. Like the guy above says. You can always ask...
     
  5. iron-noob

    iron-noob Newbie

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    In the case of pokemon, I can not ask. They are not allowing it. How do I go about this? I have a killer traffic source but it needs to be in this niche.
     
  6. Ninjathugs

    Ninjathugs Newbie

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    I got a domain pokecoins.com not trademark got huge traffic(no seo of markting yet) email list and make money on autopilot from cpa its for sale for the right price
     
  7. thetrustedzone

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    Nope , you could have for .e.g "pokemon review" domain name ..., see http://www.paypalsucks.com/ , "paypal sucks" ...
    paypal bank tried to take it off for trademark ..., but considerd review site .......
    but you could face troubles with other keywords considerd trademark ..........
     
  8. Xpock

    Xpock Junior Member

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    Yes it violates, try to avoid already-registered-words in domains, I had a friend who were using facebook in his domain and he got a notification directly from fb security...
     
  9. Live:mhkunzman

    Live:mhkunzman Newbie

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    Probably best if you avoid using a trademarked name directly, especially if you have no way to even ask. Maybe just try something similar enough without the risk of copyright infringement.