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Facebook (Question? Hypothesis?)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spammulisha, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. spammulisha

    spammulisha Newbie

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    Greetings!

    I have a question for you guys, or rather a question that shall evolve in debate hopefully...


    Let's assume that I have a domain name with facebook word in it. I then build a website which stands pretty well (has a disclaimer not connected to facebook etc...), good search engine position, lots of backlinks, start monetizing it, have decent earnings. To this point, all ok...
    Do you think that facebook would (in theory offcourse :) ) make problems about this domain? I heard that they have quite agressive attorneys and policy about these things.

    Cheers,

    spammulisha
     
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  2. Strygwyr

    Strygwyr Junior Member

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    I think this would depend on the content of the website. For example allfacebook is an unofficial facebook blog, owned by a legit company that has been up and running for quite a while - with it seems like, no legal problems from facebook. If you are trying to scam people in some way, then obviously facebook will be pretty quick to crack down on that sort of thing. In addition, there is a facebook fail blog with the name facebook in the domain name. So it would appear that facebook is quite lax when it comes to using their name in domains.
     
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  3. spammulisha

    spammulisha Newbie

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    Yes, one more thing. Nothing about scam. In hypothesis this is not affiliated with anykind of scam. (i missed forum because i placed this in blackhatSEO sorry...)
     
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    If you get on facebooks radar then they may do something about it. For example placebook was told to change their domain just because it sounded to much like facebook.
     
  5. Strygwyr

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    Yea. I would guess it depends on your intentions. If you're trying to compete with facebook or push users away from it, then they will get on that pretty quick. I'm not sure what placebook is, but I assume they were trying to slide into the social network scene by playing off of facebooks name. The difference between this and the blogs that I mentioned is that, those blogs are information ABOUT facebook, not direct competitors.
     
  6. Coastal

    Coastal Registered Member

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    If your domain has facebook in it or sounds like facebook and also

    sort of imply that your affiliated with them which you say your not or sort of

    look like them with respects to the tone of your site. You will see problems

    once you hit their radar
    . They have lawyers on the payroll and its real easy to

    push people around when your that big. In my opinion its probably best to get

    legal advice if you think you will have problems in the future if you press on.