Trademark Issues With Subdomain?

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  1. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    Okay. This just popped up in my mind.

    I know I'll be in trouble if I register a domain like:

    MicrosoftPro.com

    But what if I go for:

    Microsoft.ProReviews.com

    Any inputs?

    Thanks
    Matrix


    PS: The domains and subdomains above are just over my head. I haven't checked if they exist or not.
     
  2. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    I am not an expert on this but I would say it depends on what you do with it, same as with regular brand name domains.
    If you are costing them money or damage their reputation in any way, I would say they have a case to take your main domain from you. You making money while they don't is of course an example of you costing them money. :p

    Also I found this quote :

    Again, I am not an expert but still hope this helps you out a bit. :)
     
  3. spmazon

    spmazon Junior Member

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    It depend on Trademark owner.

    From my experience most of them will send warning email to you for delete it.
     
  4. DamageX

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    Or you could get such a subdomain with a web2.0 freehost, there's thousands of them around. http://brandname.web20freehost.com should be easier to get away with than with having it on your own domain.
     
  5. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    Nah.. What if I have a reviews domains, and want to create subdomains on them?

    Still looking for a solid response that can confirm since SOPA/PIPA looks dreadful. :(