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trademark domain name . what is this shit

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by balajtraders, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. balajtraders

    balajtraders Newbie

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    okay I explain the situation and need some help in this matter. I am in no way advertising my domainor website as no website exist at all.
    I bought a domain at godaddy called motorharleydavidson.com . now I did not know by God what this harleydavidson was. it is famous motorcycle company. I was searching on google keyword tools for most searched keywords so this word has 100k to million in searches. I entered keywords in godaddy domain search,,,Bingo!!! registered to my name.paid for 2 years. very happy.coz out of my 30 domains this one had the most searches in million.
    Now the problem starts here that I put this domain on godaddy auction and after one hour they removed it.next day I got a mail from them that my domain contain trademark keywords so I will not be able to sell it.
    I asked them to explain me that why I could be able to register it but I cant sell it.he did not had any reply.he advise me to ask an attorney this question but was unable to answer this.
    I sent a mail to godaddy again and asked them that if I get a buyer on godaddy who will buy it then what. will godaddy assist me to receive payment and transfer domain??
    they then told me that they will not assist in selling this domain at all. but I am free to hold this domain so long I want and can it feely to built website or other purposes.
    I dont want to give away this domain as this domain is the best one I have in terms of searches etc.
    please share your experience.
     
  2. Hawkster

    Hawkster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    "now I did not know by God what this harleydavidson was"

    You can't be serious surely?

    The domains useless go and get a refund. Might take some time since they'll be busy pissing themselves
     
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  3. balajtraders

    balajtraders Newbie

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    I swear to God I did not know it at all..i have seen such types of motorcyles on the road but how comes I know that harleydavidson owns it as I dont have interest in motorcycles. received a mail again from godaddy.
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    Dear Customer,

    We are not able to offer assistance with the actual sales of the domain.

    Once you do sell the domain, if you require assistance with moving the domain to a new owner, you'll need to contact general support for help. We're not able to offer assistance with that facet of your account from the legal department.you are free to use domain for any standard purpose(website,email etc)
     
  4. evilclown

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    Build a Harley fan page and stick some offers on it for parts. But yeah you cannot sell it, it is a trademark.
     
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    Why godaddy even allow you build a site on it and in the same time not allow you sell the domain?! It's not make any sense to me, I saw fake nike or etc sites but all got taken down later, so if this is the same boat, it wont allow you to build site and only allow you to keep the domain as long as you want lol.

    Hope experts can clear this for us.
     
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    You can build on the domain, but you cannot directly sell/compete with the main brand. You can have a fan site and build a mailing list and profit from the emails. But you cannot sell the domain as you will be profiting from some else trademark.
     
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    Come on bro. It's business. Don't expect GoDaddy to say "It contains trademark keywords so take your refund" .... They will never say that.
    and, when you get popularity, the TradeMark owners will take it from you if they are good. or they will send their attorney.
     
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    Looks like godaddy didn't believe that someone didn't know what Harley Davidson was, only the most famous motorcycle ever made. Looks like they rumbled you!
     
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  9. balajtraders

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    they asked me for the refund in the start when I first time asked them to sell it. but I rejected.
    now I have parked all my domains and purchased godaddy discount club membership. so far 0usd from 22 domains. 22 impressions though. I dont know how much they help in revenue.
     
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  10. Jason Bradbury

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    Definitely you should use your domain to make a small niche site, some email /Adsense
     
  11. michaelch

    michaelch BANNED BANNED

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    I guess you can park it.
     
  12. balajtraders

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    I added all my domains to godaddy
    godaddy pays nothing for park domains. I have premium package with them where they promise to 80%. three days.not a single click. 22 impressions .I dont know if impressions give any revenue.
    I have already spent a lot on bidding domain names.i have been searching BHW for any online profitable business. I have spend so far 2000usd on domain names , delux hosting and member discount club membership. I want to use my domains. to generate not much but like 500usd a month to cover my expenses, dont know where to start from. I have a budget of 1000usd more or 2000usd if it works for me. I can give time. and I have good internet speed 500mbit/s if it helps and I live in Sweden. any help will be greatly appiciated.
    I have readed about drop-shipping from aliexpress and its pros and cons. please help me out . I am okay with 50-100usd or even less. I am just tired of parking domains and not even earn a cent in so many days.
     
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  13. GEMAN1

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    But dosen't that make Godaddy liable for THEM selling you the domain? It works both ways, right?