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Website names?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Essence19, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Essence19

    Essence19 BANNED BANNED

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    What is the story with website names?

    if my domain is different but I name my actual site the same as someone else is that against copyright.

    for example my domain : http://www.blackhatpizza.com

    name : blackhatworld.

    How does it work and can anyone come after me?
     
  2. CWFire

    CWFire Newbie

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    Black hat is a term that was used well before the forum would have been around so you shouldn't have a problem unless you have a domain like applecomputers as that will probably cross copyright laws.
     
  3. Leon13

    Leon13 Registered Member

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    Thanks for giving this valuable information.
     
  4. BorisTipsIt

    BorisTipsIt Regular Member

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    The name is usually a trademark issue. If your name "creates confusion" for consumers looking for their business, you can get hammered. Of course, you would probably get a nasty letter from a lawyer well before that.
     
  5. phlex

    phlex Registered Member

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    If I'm unsure, I'd simply avoid all trademark trouble at all. Make sure you have a solid on- and off-page SEO and the keyword in the domain name will not matter THAT much. And you'd still make more money compared to the situation when a bunch of lawyers take down your site. ;)