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The Copyright of Domain Name

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by yukinara88, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. yukinara88

    yukinara88 Regular Member

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    I have one domain about UEFA Champions news, prediction, etc. I already posted news on that domain almost for 2 weeks and today i received mail from my hosting server which told me that my domain name have copyright issue.

    My site must be put down because of it. Well i don't know about this and why when i purchased this domain there is no warning about name copyright?

    *sorry for bad english
     
  2. Nicheblogger

    Nicheblogger Regular Member

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    Just clone it with wp clone plugin and move it to another domain. You won't get warnings about trademark and copyright when you buy a domain. It's an easy fix atleast
     
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    ryannull Senior Member

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    You get no warning when it comes to trademarks and domains. If you read the TOS of any domain name provider, there is always a risk on obtaining a trademarked domain unknowingly. I have run into this a few times. If you aren't sure if a name is trademarked, search the USTPO. Best bet is to get a new name and copy all your content over. That's what I did.
     
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    collegeguys4 Junior Member

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    move it to an offshore vps host
     
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  5. yukinara88

    yukinara88 Regular Member

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    Thanks for your advice guys.. On the other side i'm glad that they notif me soon before too many payed backlinks direct to there.

    Yes, cloning it to another domain seems the best choice for me.

    And there will be no money back for it right?


    Never tried it so i don't know what is good and bad for using offshore host.
     
  6. ChanzGrande

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    I don't think you would get your money back in this situation because it is not the fault of the domain name registrar that you purchased a domain name which too closely resembled a trademarked term or copyrighted business name.

    Some other advice in this thread is maybe not that relevant unless you also are hosting copyrighted or trademarked content on that site. Specifically the advice to move it offshore has little value to you, except that if you also have illicit content you might want to move that offshore to whatever new domain name you select. Some folks appear to be misunderstanding the precise nature of your issue which is the domain NAME itself - at least that is what you said in your OP. Maybe you also face the additional challenge of what to do with any content that you also now have to move.

    This happened to most of us OP at some point, and then we learned not to buy obviously trademarked domain names such as gooooogle.com. :)
     
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  7. yukinara88

    yukinara88 Regular Member

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    Yeah, they only claim copyright for the domain name and logo so i think the contain is safe to keep. Thanks for explanations.
     
  8. sgtBerbatov

    sgtBerbatov Newbie

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    In a previous job I had to deal with a guy who had registered a domain name using the trade mark of the charity I worked for.

    With name trademarks the owner can go to Nominet or ICANN directly and have the domain name moved away from you. We had to do this through Nominet after the guy wanted £800 to sell it to us.

    You could, if you wanted, sell the domain name to UEFA for what you bought it for. But I don't think you'd be in any position to claim the domain name is yours, or expect them to pay through the nose for it.
     
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    Depending on where you bought the domain they might refund you. I have gotten refunds from godaddy numerous times after buying domains and finding bad backlinks on them after the purchase.
     
  10. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    This is poor advice, you don't have to clone your website at all. All you have to do is buy a new domain, and send it to your web host that currently is hosting your actual web content! They aren't taking away your website, just the domain.
     
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    Move all the content to a new domain and then 301 redirect the old domain to new one. Go into WMT and let google know that you moved the site. Hopefully the link juice will flow through within given time frame. How many days they have given you?
     
  12. june007

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    What the fuc-k,your hosting take you website down without giving the time to fix it? Tell us what your hosting company man.