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Is it safe to buy domains with, etc facebook or youtube in name ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by xpert90, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. xpert90

    xpert90 Regular Member

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    I want to know is it safe to buy domain name with youtube, facebook, google.... in name ?

    Can I get in trouble for buying such a kind of domains.

    For example googleseo.com
     
  2. johnwoo

    johnwoo Power Member

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    ithink its safe
     
  3. webdesign

    webdesign Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    fraid not, take a look at chillingeffects.org
     
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    backflip7531 Registered Member

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    It is possibly safe short term, but expect to lose your domain at any time.
     
  5. Nerevar

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    NO, it is not safe. It's just a matter of time before you get a C&D letter. So don't bother.

    Use something like FBstuff.com or G-SEO or something like that - but never the company name.

    It's really just common sense - those are registered and trademarked names.
     
  6. DamonJ

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    It really depends on the content and intent of the site. For instance, If you bought a domain youtube2 and set it up as a video hosting/sharing site like youtube's format, it is clear that your intent was to capitalize off of youtube's hard work and brand. This would not be OK.

    However, if you were to get a domain YTblows and fill it with content that give opinions as to why youtube blows, then it would be a different story. This would be OK as far as the domain name was concerned. However, since YT is huge they may decide to complicate your venture with frivolous slander and liable charges.

    So for many different reasons, it is probably not a good idea to mess with the big boys. Pretty much, don't hit a bee hive with a stick unless you are prepared to get stung.

    Damon
     
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    depends if you want to get a C&D letter, then do it :p

    Its better not to...
     
  8. xpert90

    xpert90 Regular Member

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    I'm not going to buy such a kind of domain, I found another one.
     
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    I have bought two fb?????.com ones in the last few days, could of gotten a facebook?????.com, but passed.
     
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    There is a history of some of these companies like facebook suing over domain names. My suggestion is if you are going to purchase names like these STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM EXPLOITING THEIR TM'S as possible. I've seen a few facebook typos getting away with advertising things entirely not relevant to facebook and so far they are still up and doing fine.
     
  11. Jared255

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    Yep, it's fairly safe, not for long term sites though.

    When I mailed I used to do facebookipads.com, fbipads.com, facebookgiveaways.net, etc. Just register with fake whois info and at internet.bs. Use their built in domain redirect, after 72 hours or so redirect it to the official site (facebookipads.com would go to facebook.com after 72 hours instead of my aff link)
     
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    u'll get copyright notice .. and have t o surrender it before penalising
     
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    Depends on how much traffic you're getting and many other variables. To be safe you shouldn't. Lamebook is being sued right now, for instance.
     
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    this post good for me . Because i try to a kind of domains