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Website of a well-known music group is expired. Should I register it?

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  1. casperl

    casperl Regular Member

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    Official website of a well-known music group (Signed to Warner Music) is expired. The music group seems to be active. Should I register it?

    Or should I stay away because of legal issues?

    I want to use it as PBN but I guess it is not good for PBN since it is a public music group :)

    My vote at the moment: "Do not register"
     
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    I am by no means an expert or a lawyer but from what I know it depends what you are using it for. I believe if you buy the domain with the intent to profit off the trademark it is considered illegal. I found some information here you could check out https://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Trademark:_Domain_Names but my advise would be not to register it as apparently the act of registering a domain can be considered intent to profit from the trademark.
     
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  3. casperl

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    I found that they announced separation in 2016 and placed my bid for the auction. I lost.

    Then, I learned that the official website for a music group can be used for porn too. Thanks to Nargil for teaching this to me.
    I am sad for the winner of the auction. :) Group name: auryn
     
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    It's available?

    It's worth the U$ 10 risk IMO.

    Build a site about something totally unrelated under it and see what gives.

    You can become famous on social media too if you want. Do something hilarious under it and go viral.
     
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    You win some you lose some... doesn't sound like a great domain anyhow.

    -ThopHayt
     
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    I vote "register it". If something happens, you lose $10, so be it.

    Not a lawyer though. ;)
     
  7. casperl

    casperl Regular Member

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    It is sold for ~ $130.
    If you want to check: aurynweb . com

    I checked my last message. You may misunderstand it (sorry I am not a native speaker). The problem with the domain is that it has porn related anchors.
     
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    Waste of time, imo, especially if you are saying it has porn backlinks, etc.

    Also the domain doesn't look that catchy....If it was auryn.com, then fair enough, it would be worth something, but otherwise only die-hard fans would know whether aurynweb.com is the official site or not.
     
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    If I Have that opportunity I go and buy that domain ... and then contact the band to rebuy from me ... :D :D

    BTW again not a lawyer....
     
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    I tried this ,but contacting didnt go so well. They've made new site and i got ddos atacks on old one.