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Flipping A Site W/ Brand Name In The Domain Name? Lmao.

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by ProSEO Show, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. ProSEO Show

    ProSEO Show Regular Member

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    Okay...so I know that it's "frowned upon" to use trademarks, product names, brands, etc in your domain name - and that the domain can be confiscated by the entity that owns rights to it...With that said, I've owned several dozen sites like this, and never had an issue. What I need to know is:
    1: If anyone has actually ran into an issue with this and gotten their domain confiscated or even legal action taken against them?

    2: How do you feel about flipping a site w/ a domain name like this? Would you even attempt it? Would you personally purchase a domain that comes w/ such a risk?

    Any and all feedback is appreciated.

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    ProSEO Show
     
  2. Beven

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    I don't like to take risk when I don't have to so no I wouldn't flip a branded site domain.

    Especially when there are perfectly good opportunities without this risk.
     
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  3. ProSEO Show

    ProSEO Show Regular Member

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    Good point...Minimize Risk, Optimize Profit.
     
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  4. t5o1m

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    Part 1 - I had over 70 confiscated/legal action taken against me by a big company once before lol it was a nightmare.

    Part 2 - I had sold one of the sites for like 3k to a guy which had their trademarked name in it. When they found this out the first thing they asked me was where I sold it at (flippa or somewhere) bc they wanted to see proof of the sale. Part of this was bc they were going to go after the new owner, but the other was to see how much I actually sold it for to demand that I give them that amount too. If you're going to sell a site like that I'd highly recommend that it isn't a public sale bc of this which makes it much more difficult to sell.
     
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    To much risk I would stay out of this
     
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