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Would it bring any legal issue if I include amazon in my domain name

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by SmartBoyZ, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. SmartBoyZ

    SmartBoyZ Regular Member

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    I am planning create a site on amazon affiliate. Will be OK to include amazon in domain name? Or will I get into trouble if do it? BTW I am not living in USA.
     
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    Sure, you will get in trouble and they will ask you to take down the domain. Just don't include "amazon" trade mark in your domain name.
     
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    Don't do it. If they ever do find your website they can get you shutdown or you will have to relinquish ownership to them. Not mention a possible lawsuit depending on the scale of your business.
     
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    Don`t , I did that but as a subdomain , like productamazon.mydomain.com and they asked me to remove it .
     
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    Better stay away from such copyright infringement. Its a fight you dont wanna start and I am speaking out of experience :)
     
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    The real Problem is they will close your amazon affiliate account for this
     
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    tokokipiani Power Member

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    Yes of course, you will definitely face some trademark probelms
     
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    I mean maybe you would be okay if you were making a website about the Amazon Forest or something. Otherwise just stay away it's not worth the hassle.

    You maybe not in USA and they probably wouldn't bother to sue you. But if it's a .com, it's going to be based in the US and at anytime they could seize your domain.
     
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    Don't do it, dude.

    ICANN rules give trademark holders domains that contain their trademarks.

    You can probably get away with it for some time... until your site gets BIG.

    Nothing sucks more than building a successful site and having your domain yanked from under you due to IP issues.
     
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    Just put "amazon" in the name of the page, if you need that trademark that much.
    Such as: domain.com/amazon-iphone-sucks/

    SEO-wise its almost the same, and ICANN/Amazon wouldn't have a clear case.