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Should I buy this domain?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kdban, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. kdban

    kdban BANNED BANNED

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    Today I saw that .net and .org version of a famous domain is still available.
    However, the website is not a niche specific website.

    For example, if squidoo.net was still available, would it have been a viable option to buy this domain? Please suggest.
     
  2. nam6641

    nam6641 Supreme Member

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    you could have trademark issues.

    if you build a site that they consider infringement they could take your domain or at worst sue you.

    maybe buy it and just park it.
     
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  3. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    if you were to buy it, to have a better chance of keeping it in case of copyright issues you should purchase it from http://www.internetbs.net/

    they will not give you up as easily as someone like godaddy would.
     
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  4. kdban

    kdban BANNED BANNED

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    Any more suggestions?
     
  5. SuperLinks

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    I'd be cautious, check on trademarks first.

    As another member has mentioned, parking it really isn't a bad idea as most companies wouldn't really think twice about a parked page versus a completely built out website.
     
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  6. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    How would you plan to monetize that site? If you get ranked #2 you can be sure you're going to get a letter from a lawyer so organic SEO is not a viable long term option.
     
  7. kdban

    kdban BANNED BANNED

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    I have talked with my Indian hosting provider. They have clearly said that they won't deactivate the domain even if they receive a legal notice from the site, or even from any US court. They will deactivate the domain only if they receive a notice from an Indian High Court, or the Indian Supreme Court.
    So, I am quite safe.:D
     
  8. parkingcash

    parkingcash Newbie

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    what does squidoo mean ?
     
  9. shiBlack

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    It's a blogging site about squid poop.
     
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  10. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Yes but Google will block your results (if its trademarked) after they notify them..