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Parked domains, Register one similar

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ggzy18, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. ggzy18

    ggzy18 Registered Member

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    Looking to register a domain name for a business, all the best ones have been parked.

    The business is genuine and there are no businesses with a similar name, not sure why these domains have been parked.

    Is it risky to register the .co / .net versions?

    Has anyone had any experience of being on the other end of cybersquatting?
     
  2. NicholasVegas

    NicholasVegas Regular Member

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    Don't go with .co / .net
    The most important question: is your business name trademarked?
    other than that a quick google search gives you these options:

    1. Pay the fee for the domain name [the the cybersquatter]. This is a good choice if it will be cheaper and faster than dealing with litigation.
    2. If companies do not want to give in and pay, they can use a cybersquatting lawyer and sue under the ACPA to obtain a court order to retrieve their trademarked domain name and possibly even money damages.
    3. Companies can use the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers system to arbitrate; however, this method cannot provide money damages to the company.