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Using "FB" word in domain

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Nisarkhan884, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Nisarkhan884

    Nisarkhan884 Newbie

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    hi guys as i know i cant use popular company or trademark for registering New Domain Like Amazon or facebook But my Question is can i Use "FB" word in a domain?
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Facebook has a trademark page somewhere (I can't seem to find it) that goes over that. Using "FB" or "Facebook" in your domain name was prohibited along with some other nonsense about capitalising the 'F' in "Facebook".

    They've also sued other domain owners for pulling something similar in the past.
    http://venturebeat.com/2011/07/28/facebook-suing-typosquatters/

    Edit: Here's the brand policy page.
    https://en.facebookbrand.com/guidelines/brand
    You'll find a lot of wonky stuff in there.
     
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  3. vkblogger

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    but why u really want to go for hornet nest?
     
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    Avoid using FB in domain name.
     
  5. laur.laurix

    laur.laurix Power Member

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    If u ask me trademarking "FB" is an abuse. There was a similar case with Victoria Secrets where a big seller from EU was using "VS" in his domain name. Victoria Secrets sued and lost. VS like FB doesn't mean anything.
     
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    The user agreement reads: “You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Facebook, the Facebook, and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, Book, and Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written consent."

    It's quite confusing they even have a trademark on the word "book"
     
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    I love that they don't want you to use Facebook as a verb haha! Some weird stuff in the guidelines for sure.
     
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    I really don't see how they could win a case in court when it comes to the trademarks face, poke, book and wall. Those words was used longlonglong before facebook came along. I would with no doubt use those words in a domain without being afraid that facebook would come after me. Two characters trademarks are also idiotic, FB can be anything, even just someones initials.
     
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  10. laur.laurix

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    Using the word book without Mark's consent will make u liable for damages. In fact the whole world owes Mark money. I will trademark the word "water" in every language. I will be the next Bill Gates.

     
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    Hold on, hold on..
    What you mean with using fb in domain ? How and where exactly ?

    For example you will have zero issue registering the domain FBolt.com or FBasket or FBullshit.
     
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    how about

    enufbullshit.com ? :p
     
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    Just saying! ;)
     
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