1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Google+ Domain Name Hunt

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by StartupBros, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. StartupBros

    StartupBros Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    124
    Occupation:
    Founder of StartupBros
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Home Page:
    Just scoping out some Google+ related domains, just bought these out of speculation. What do you guys think?

    Code:
    googleplusfriends.com
    googleplushangouts.com
    googleplushuddles.com
    googleplussparks.com
    googleplusbusiness.com
    googleplusbiz.com
    plussparks.com
    googleplusdating.com
    plushuddles.com
    plushangouts.com
    googleplusporn.com
    googlepluspro.com
    googleplussex.com
    googleplussearch.com
    googlepluslogin.com
    pluslayouts.com
    aboutgoogleplus.com
    googleplusproxy.com
    googlepluslayouts.com
    googleplusmedia.com
    Anybody else buying up domains in this space?
     
  2. Janpower

    Janpower Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Daytime: student, Nighttime: IM
    Location:
    Netherland
    why you didn't buy games?
     
  3. StartupBros

    StartupBros Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    124
    Occupation:
    Founder of StartupBros
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Home Page:
    Forgot about it...or it was taken
     
  4. digitsz

    digitsz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    4
    problem with these domains is if your domain takes off, you'll be getting a letter from G! lawyers :-/
     
  5. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    686
    Occupation:
    thousandsmouseclicks
    Location:
    Eastern Europe
    Maybe but look at this site facebooklayouts dot com regged since 2005, in business since 2009, having no problems that I can figure out.

    The OP names are great now there comes the monetization part.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. StartupBros

    StartupBros Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    124
    Occupation:
    Founder of StartupBros
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Home Page:
    Thanks! I tried to look at similar domains on other social networks when deciding.
     
  7. TNphoneman

    TNphoneman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    695
    Read up on your trademark laws. When you trademark a name it is for specific uses. As long as you do not infringe on what the uses that they have it trademarked for you are fine.

    You could have a domain google.net and put up a site about bus repair and there is nothing that they can do about it.
     
  8. almir

    almir Power Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    229
    Hm, I heard Google+ is only for beta and that Google is going to use different domain when it opans for anyone.

    Anyway, had more than one miserable fail in buying domains for new startups (like Yahoo's Mash) so I doubt I'll do it anytime soon.
     
  9. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    7,279
    I suggest you trandemark at least one of these before Google punches you in the face.
     
  10. BlackHatRockstar

    BlackHatRockstar Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    8
    I agree, this is a trademark issue and domain squatting can result in a letter from the big G. I had a domain with Facebook in its name, and received an email from them to drop it - which I did immediately.

    Of course, this is a blackhat forum - but seriously, if they can trace you back you don't want to mess around.
     
  11. jamilv

    jamilv Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    13
    justfuckinggoogleit.com
    They use Google, I dont think google cares because every service is a subdomain for them.