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Warning From Facebook

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by freeufcdotinfo, May 8, 2010.

  1. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    I have a URL with facebook in the title, I offer jobs working via facebook, I also use the facebook logo.


    I just got a email stating that I should remove the URL because I may be damaging there rep.

    They threaten legal action.

    Do they have a point..
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yes . . . For instance, if you bought a domain name entitled youtubevideos.com, or a domain name called microsoftnews.com, you can bet that you would hear from their legal representatives. Same holds true for Facebook.

    Using trade names within your domain name is a big no-no and an invitation to a lawsuit.

    "Wiz"
     
  3. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    OK..

    Just a thought though, what above any other site that has got a company logo in the url myyahoo.com or something like that, or is it the fact I use there logo is the problem..
     
  4. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    OK cheers
     
  5. Dal2009

    Dal2009 Newbie

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    Yep, risky business. I'd do as they ask in this istance. A corporate lawsuit v an individual is only likely to go one way im afraid.
     
  6. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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  7. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    They probably received the same warnings as you.
     
  8. businessbira

    businessbira Power Member

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    You have no options. Drop the domain and start over again with something like

    fbjobs.com
     
  9. SpiderWebMaster

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    even rapidshare is doing that. I had a friend who owned rapidsharepremiumaccounts.com and ICCAN took it from him without even asking, Rapidshare lawyers sent him a C&D letter and 1 week later the domain went bye bye :D

    if you don't drop it you can be sure they will take it from you... and remove their logo from your site, FFS
     
  10. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    That is some BS.
     
  11. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    You just have to think of more creative ways to dupe them. You'll get it, dont give up.
     
  12. cheaplaser

    cheaplaser Junior Member

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    In my opinion, i would keep the url and say fuck them but i would def remove their logo from your site
     
  13. blowme007

    blowme007 Junior Member

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    IMO, thats the dumbest thing I think ive ever read on here. Why in the world, would someone in their right mind, ignore a letter from FB legal team, when youre using their name in a domain? I sure hope nobody ever takes legal advice from you.
     
  14. moserw

    moserw Junior Member

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    Cut your losses and move, nothing else can be done. This is something you cannot win so don't waste your time or energy on it. Spend the same time building something else.
     
  15. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    I would go with the hxxp://www.fb(yourkeyword).com domain. It will keep you out of trouble. Tweak the logo a little bit...just enough so that it doesn't look identical to theirs.
     
  16. cheaplaser

    cheaplaser Junior Member

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    Sorry, You dont have to like my opinion, but thats what i would do.
    I dont care how big they are. As long as its not using the url to make a social networking site and as long as im not stealing their logo..fuck them

     
  17. Spaceman

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    The OP didnt say he had the word facebook in the domain name - he said TITLE

    "I have a URL with facebook in the title, I offer jobs working via facebook, I also use the facebook logo."

    Listen - you have the word facebook inside your domain name.

    Any plonker can put the word facebook in the title tag of a URL.
     
  18. Ajamish

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    Its strange that how can they threat you for an legal action......... I guess keeping a name like facebook in URL is not that offensive... but yes you should not keep their logo.

    If you want more help then you can go to other legal forums and get your doubt clear
     
  19. halfpoint

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    It's not strange at all. "Facebook" is a trademark.

    You might be able to hold onto the domain for a while until they find out but as soon as they want you to get rid of it you'll have to. It's not worth it.
     
  20. markmaster

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    Plus: they might sue you for their share of the money you made with the website/business. Because you used the copyrighted trademark.
    If they ever do anything... :)