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Is it legal to use this type of "typos"?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by vaidavytas, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. vaidavytas

    vaidavytas Power Member

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    Hey guys, I need some advice.

    I am planning to register some sort of typo domain and build a money site with it. Here is an example of what I am planning to register:

    Company name Ericson.com. My typo would be Erikson.com

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    Company name xbox.com. My typo would be xboks.com

    Is it legal? I mean, can they take my domain away? Or it's legit?

    It's a well established financial (payday loan) company.
     
  2. Inabox

    Inabox Newbie

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    Its legal to use any typo name.

    It is not legal to use a companies "likeness" in order to imitate them.

    Registering domains like xboks or erikson is perfectly legal. But if you host a website on those domain names pretending to be or representing yourself as a Microsoft or Sony site/product, thats when you'll get into trouble.
     
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