Is it illegal to have a tv programme name as your domain name?

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  1. haza100

    haza100 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    As the title says, it it illegal/copyright to have my domain name as say:
    www watch-family-guy . something

    Thanks for any answers :)
     
  2. dr_0x

    dr_0x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Is it illegal? No, but trademark infringement is illegal in the US. That is to say, you could get sued if you are infringing on someone's registered trademark. That is, trying to pass yourself off as them.

    More to the point. There is no issue with registering "watch-family-guy.com". You could create issues if you use the family guy show's trademark or host copyrighted material on the site.

    What you are actually asking about here is called URDP. Its lists the policies and procedures taken when someone disputes your domain (or you dispute someone else's registration).
     
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  3. haza100

    haza100 Registered Member

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    Useful information bro, Thanks! :D