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Use a brand domain with other suffix !!

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by dhia27, May 7, 2016.

  1. dhia27

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    Hi BHW,

    I've been busy with lately, sometimes without internet access.

    Anyway, I've been thinking about using a brand domain with other suffix like udemy.fr or upwork.net (don't check, they are not available, just for example). To be precise, the brand I am willing to copy has a country suffix, like .fr or .de and I am trying to use .com or .net or .xyz, Plus, I may use some of its content from time to time.

    Now I know what you're thinking, if it is a brand, such domain names wouldn't be available, let's just say I got a clue.

    So, my question is will I get in deep trouble doing that ?? I am planning to gain fast money doing that, then I will stop.

    Thanks in advance !
     
  2. BigTroll

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    You will look like a fake.
    Imagine how does it sounds:
    blackhatworld.org
    blackhatworld.fr
    etc.
     
  3. living2xl

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    You'll get a huge problems with that.
    You'll get a lot of troubles with that. I advise you to avoid this idea.
     
  4. amplifier#1

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    You will word hard on your site.You will get an email from the 'brand' End of the story.
     
  5. dhia27

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    I didn't ask how it looks, I asked about problems with the brand.
     
  6. dhia27

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    hmmmm, like what ??
     
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    Copyright issue you will most likely to receive one email for the brand name.
     
  8. HostStage

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    According to your country you may have issues.
    In France the law is that you can use an already existing business name as long as you don't operate in the same market / close market. To be confirmed for a patterned brand (i do believe it is the same rule but not 100% sure).
    For instance, if you took upwork you can't do anything related to remote working, from a hiring platform to a freelancer contract settlement platform for instance but you could use it to sell tea.

    That being said, lawyers would sent you threats warnings anyhow in spite of your location. Then you have to weight troubles VS gain of using a similar name.
     
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  9. dhia27

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    I heard os something called DMCA complaint, is it serious stuff ??
     
  10. johnvick

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    are you have skype sir
     
  11. dhia27

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    Yes, it is mentionned in my profile !