purchase domain name - infringement?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GTRM3, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. GTRM3

    GTRM3 Junior Member

    Jan 27, 2012
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    If there is a company called "Location + Real estate" which sells/rent real estate etc for a particular area. And their domain name is something like locationrealestate.com - would there be any problem of me registering a domain as "locationrealestate(s).com" or "locationrealestateland.com" ?

    My purpose of this site, is to just sell my private property only since I am good at SEO - I am going to try rank it highly for the terms "location + real estate"

    Just wanted to know if anyone has any experience in this, are there any legal issues?

  2. J100D

    J100D Newbie

    Oct 14, 2013
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    I'm not fully sure, personally I'd wait for more input first, but..

    My recommendation, don't use/copy anything locationrealestate.com is using, that'd be copyright infringement which is illegal, I can tell you that 'process' or thing you're doing is called 'Tposquatting' <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatting>

    I'm quoting this, word to word from Wikipedia <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatting>

    "In the United States, the 1999 Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) contains a clause (Section 3(a), amending 15 USC 1117 to include sub-section (d)(2)(B)(ii)) aimed at combatting typosquatting.[7][8]
    However, on April 17, 2006, controversial evangelist Jerry Falwell failed to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision allowing Christopher Lamparello to use "www,fallwell,com" . Relying on a plausible misspelling of Falwell's name, Lamparello's gripe site presents misdirected visitors with scriptural references that counter the fundamentalist preacher's scathing rebukes against homosexuality. In Lamparello v. Falwell, the high court let stand a 2005 Fourth Circuit finding that "the use of a mark in a domain name for a gripe site criticizing the markholder does not constitute cybersquatting."" said Wikipedia at 2:21AM on 12/30/13 <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatting>
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  3. tahworld

    tahworld Regular Member

    Aug 16, 2013
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    This is something I've been wondering about too.

    What if its just 2 English words?

    You can't copyright a common used english word by itself right?

    Any bored lawyers around?


    Found this: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ34.pdf

    Although it doesn't cover trademark...

    Maybe someone else knows about that..
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  4. ezine

    ezine Newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
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    As long as it doesn't contain "patent" or "trademark" keyword, no problem.
    You can check online patent or trademark based on your origin country.
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