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I just bought a domain name. But im not sure if I can get in trouble for it?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by byerlyblunt, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. byerlyblunt

    byerlyblunt Newbie

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    I just bought a .com domain "ipodi". Can I get in legal trouble with it? Also, What do you think its worth? It is over 10yrs old. Thanks. Im new to buying domains
     
  2. aakon7

    aakon7 Regular Member

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    Yes, you could, however they would just seize it from you. I am not aware how strict Apple is against domain squatting though.
     
  3. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    In what labguage is that domain name?
     
  4. byerlyblunt

    byerlyblunt Newbie

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    It is English USA
     
  5. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    ive had a domain with the word ipod in it. no problems yet, but adwords won't let me advertise with it haha
     
  6. WhiteBoi360

    WhiteBoi360 Regular Member

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    That's lame if Apple can seriously just take a domain right out from under someone ''just cause''

    The way I see it, First Come First Serve. If it was available and he bought it, then it should be his and Apple should have to pay him if they want it. Sounds like a viral ''trail of tears'' :(
     
  7. saninfotech

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    now this domain have expiration date
    Expiration Date: 2013-03-24
    Creation Date: 2002-03-24
    so i think not a any problem because all are knw first come first serve............. Cheers
    :)
     
  8. knall

    knall Regular Member

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    You'll aways run a risk of losing the domain with any trademarked term.
     
  9. byerlyblunt

    byerlyblunt Newbie

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    great... I guess its all a learning process. What would you guys recommend I do with it?
     
  10. byerlyblunt

    byerlyblunt Newbie

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    What should I do with it?
     
  11. NikosX

    NikosX Power Member

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    come on! really?
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    You should - Monetize it! what else? :p
     
  12. insanebeeftw

    insanebeeftw Junior Member Premium Member

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    These kind of names are tough to call. I think that if apple wanted to they could have a case to take some action against you for that name but most likely if you let it sit in your inventory you wont ever have any issues. You could potentially get into some trouble if you tried to actively and publicly sell that domain, in an auction or some other high profile site. I don't really know how getting caught for these things works but don't ever underestimate the power of apple haha
     
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    What I don't get is how is it possible that the domain seller walks away clean of cases like this. I'm not sure that is the way it works, but from all threads I have read here about this subject, they all say the same, the brand owner takes action against you. Why is that? Shouldn't they be taking action against who ever sold you the domain? It's like buying a used cell phone in a store, if it turns out that the cell phone was stolen, they should go after the store that sold it to you, not after you.
     
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    r00t Regular Member

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    If your content isn't about ipods or anything Apple related you'll be just fine.
    Apple doesn't own everything, screw them.
     
  15. MAC-11

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    Anything posted on this forum can "get you in trouble" but thats why we are here, because we dont care.
     
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    if you do want to make some case with this site by Affiliate Marketing then
    Use only ipods Related product
    They will not mind if you want them some sell
    :)
    And next time : Dont buy any brand related domain [try to avoid]
    and search with product name which help you for ranking and you will be tension free for being baned for brand name in domain
     
  17. Codythebest

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    Yes, you may get in trouble. But if and when you get your C&D notice, sell it to them for $30-$40. Usually, they pay.
    That happened with my mini donuts domain when BMWUSA sent me a C&D email for the trademarked word "mini" in the domain for their mini cooper. They bought it back from me at $30 and I paid $7.95 for it.
    As for the value, it's just reg fee. All domain are reg fee until marketing kicks in.
    For example:
    facebook.com has much more value today (even empty) than face.com, book.com or fb.com