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Product name in domain

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Dropdown, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Dropdown

    Dropdown Regular Member

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    Hi BHW,

    I have found a good keyword with a product that can bring me some decent cash in the future. The problem is the domain name. I can use the product as a domain name, but having the risk that I have to give up the site to the company that copyrighted their brand name.

    What is the best way to solve this?
    I could ofcourse use the niche as a domain name, but this takes the advantage of having the keyword in my domain away.

    Does anyone have any experience and tips for me? Thanks.
     
  2. alexandervich

    alexandervich Regular Member

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    In my opinion it is better not to do it, if you do start making good cash from it there is a high chance the company will come after you.
     
  3. fnd80

    fnd80 Regular Member

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    using a copyrighted or TM'ed name as your domain is just a bad idea, especially when that domain starts outranking the company's site for their product. any domain name that could confuse their customers will almost certainly get you sued. try creating a website like [productname]review or something where the distinction is clear that you're not affiliated with the company, and you should be fine.