Zynga games in domain name

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  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I'm sure most of you know, but Zynga created games such as Farmville, Petville, etc..

    Question is, is it possible to run into trouble for owning a domain like "mafiawarscheats.com"?

    My point being, can we get in trouble for having the name of one of their games in our domain?
     
  2. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Yes you can
     
  3. Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw BANNED BANNED

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    I've seen domains that have mafiawars in them, but not sure if its caused any issues.
     
  4. carrion

    carrion Newbie

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    You can get in trouble if you use trademarked names in domain names and you use that name to market their product or something like it. For example, I owned a domain with amex in the name that had backlink traffic of a couple 100 uniques a day. I setup a page that pushed credit card offers, which obviously had a very good conversion rate. I eventually got a letter and phone call from an American Express lawyer about it because I was capitalizing on their trademark.

    There is a whole underground (kind of) movement around this that I'm not really invovled in because there is good money to be made before the wolves come knocking.