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    Opinion on cityname+tourism.com

    Many city tourist offices use cityname+tourism.com as their domain name, and to the best of my knowledge normal trademark rules apply, ie they need to hold the trademark or business name to successfully challenge other owners of the domain. Is this correct?

    I've recently acquired a cityname+tourism.com that I'd like to develop, can anyone offer advice about whether I should do this?

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    First of all you need to make sure the domain is indeed trademarked:

    United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page

    http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?...ate=glh9i2.1.1

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    Neither of those links help me, the city is not American, hint, it might not be a hundred miles from where I live

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    I think that the answer depends upon the city.

    "Miami tourism" might be a bigger market than "Detroit tourism."

    This list from WordTracker is sorted by KEI:

    Keyword KEI Analysis Count 24Hrs Competing
    1. "green tourism of finland" - 800.74 - 165 - 113 - 34
    2. "rhode island department of tourism" - 58.19 - 133 - 91 - 304
    3. "new orleans department of tourism" - 51.38 - 118 - 80 - 271
    4. "india tourism sites" - 32.23 - 195 - 133 - 1180
    5. "rural tourism galicia" - 30.74 - 79 - 54 - 203
    6. "world tourism statistics." - 23.69 - 263 - 179 - 2920
    7. "new orleans tourism guide" - 11.28 - 136 - 93 - 1640
    8. "mississippi tourism" - 6.85 - 441 - 301 - 28400
    9. "minneapolis tourism" - 5.68 - 216 - 147 - 8210
    10. "orlando tourism" - 4.84 - 441 - 301 - 40200
    11. "rhode island tourism" - 4.82 - 347 - 237 - 25000
    12. "indianapolis tourism" - 4.74 - 222 - 151 - 10400
    13. "advantages of tourism" - 4.1 - 137 - 93 - 4580
    14. "carmel tourism" - 3.84 - 189 - 129 - 9310
    15. "charleston tourism" - 3.71 - 217 - 148 - 12700
    16. "louisiana tourism" - 3.67 - 307 - 209 - 25700
    17. "boston tourism" - 3.55 - 380 - 259 - 40700
    18. "what is tourism" - 3.32 - 162 - 110 - 7910
    19. "chicago tourism" - 3.24 - 462 - 315 - 65900
    20. "denver tourism" - 2.97 - 258 - 176 - 22400
    21. "san francisco tourism" - 2.73 - 400 - 273 - 58700
    22. "calgary alberta tourism" - 2.54 - 103 - 70 - 4170
    23. "memphis tourism" - 2.22 - 245 - 167 - 27000
    24. "austin tourism" - 2.08 - 201 - 137 - 19400
    25. "charlotte tourism" - 2.03 - 202 - 138 - 20100
    26. "miami tourism" - 2.03 - 248 - 169 - 30300
    27. "detroit tourism" - 1.75 - 196 - 134 - 22000
    28. "longbeach tourism" - 1.69 - 182 - 124 - 19600
    29. "dallas tourism" - 1.66 - 281 - 192 - 47700
    30. "philadelphia tourism" - 1.62 - 348 - 237 - 74600
    31. "aurangabad tourism" - 1.58 - 90 - 61 - 5130
    32. "sanjose tourism" - 1.58 - 184 - 125 - 21500
    33. "phoenix tourism" - 1.47 - 240 - 164 - 39300
    34. "new orleans tourism" - 1.44 - 410 - 280 - 117000
    35. "baltimore tourism" - 1.43 - 227 - 155 - 36000
    36. "houston tourism" - 1.33 - 248 - 169 - 46300
    37. "las vegas tourism" - 1.3 - 312 - 213 - 74700
    38. "nashville tourism" - 1.3 - 229 - 156 - 40300
    39. "tourism provence" - 1.23 - 68 - 46 - 3750
    40. "fortlauderdale tourism" - 0.97 - 186 - 127 - 35800
    41. "vermont tourism" - 0.9 - 188 - 128 - 39200
    42. "massachusetts tourism" - 0.84 - 190 - 130 - 43100
    43. "new york tourism" - 0.83 - 272 - 185 - 89400
    44. "alaska tourism" - 0.78 - 222 - 151 - 63400
    45. "ottawa tourism" - 0.71 - 211 - 144 - 63000
    46. "atlanta tourism" - 0.69 - 202 - 138 - 59000
    47. "tourism alberta" - 0.67 - 119 - 81 - 21000
    48. "maine tourism" - 0.62 - 182 - 124 - 53600
    49. "costa rica tourism" - 0.45 - 143 - 98 - 45400
    50. "honolulu tourism" - 0.45 - 173 - 118 - 66500
    51. "british columbia tourism" - 0.45 - 116 - 79 - 29900
    52. "newyork tourism" - 0.44 - 185 - 126 - 77200
    53. "pennsylvania tourism" - 0.43 - 137 - 93 - 43600
    54. "tennessee tourism" - 0.39 - 132 - 90 - 44500
    55. "bermuda tourism" - 0.34 - 82 - 56 - 19600
    56. "vancouver tourism" - 0.34 - 120 - 82 - 42400
    57. "montreal tourism" - 0.28 - 97 - 66 - 34000
    58. "definition of tourism" - 0.25 - 239 - 163 - 232000
    59. "trends in tourism" - 0.23 - 68 - 46 - 20200
    60. "dark tourism" - 0.23 - 81 - 55 - 28600
    61. "ohio tourism" - 0.23 - 97 - 66 - 41200
    62. "kentucky tourism" - 0.22 - 102 - 70 - 48200
    63. "florida tourism" - 0.19 - 177 - 121 - 166000
    64. "arizona tourism" - 0.18 - 108 - 74 - 63600
    65. "toronto tourism" - 0.18 - 132 - 90 - 95500
    66. "texas tourism" - 0.17 - 157 - 107 - 148000
    67. "alabama tourism" - 0.16 - 95 - 65 - 56300
    68. "puerto rico tourism" - 0.16 - 112 - 76 - 78300
    69. "alberta tourism" - 0.15 - 145 - 99 - 137000
    70. "south dakota tourism" - 0.15 - 75 - 51 - 37000
    71. "indiana tourism" - 0.15 - 102 - 70 - 69800
    72. "tourism malaysia" - 0.14 - 215 - 147 - 332000
    73. "australian tourism" - 0.14 - 221 - 151 - 354000
    74. "paris tourism" - 0.14 - 202 - 138 - 300000
    75. "arkansas tourism" - 0.13 - 82 - 56 - 50600
    76. "colorado tourism" - 0.13 - 111 - 76 - 95700
    77. "france tourism" - 0.13 - 106 - 72 - 89200
    78. "west virginia tourism" - 0.12 - 74 - 50 - 47800
    79. "hawaii tourism" - 0.1 - 143 - 98 - 206000
    80. "seattle tourism" - 0.1 - 86 - 59 - 75200
    81. "dubai tourism" - 0.09 - 104 - 71 - 122000
    82. "oregon tourism" - 0.09 - 76 - 52 - 67200
    83. "belize tourism" - 0.08 - 73 - 50 - 70900
    84. "types of tourism" - 0.07 - 81 - 55 - 91900
    85. "new york state tourism" - 0.06 - 65 - 44 - 70900
    86. "usa tourism" - 0.05 - 113 - 77 - 240000
    87. "new mexico tourism" - 0.05 - 116 - 79 - 262000
    88. "wisconsin tourism" - 0.05 - 72 - 49 - 102000
    89. "connecticut tourism" - 0.05 - 67 - 46 - 98200
    90. "georgia tourism" - 0.04 - 110 - 75 - 272000
    91. "washington state tourism" - 0.04 - 84 - 57 - 166000
    92. "washington d.c. tourism" - 0.04 - 70 - 48 - 121000
    93. "italy tourism" - 0.03 - 65 - 44 - 159000
    94. "mexico tourism" - 0.02 - 81 - 55 - 349000
    95. "space tourism" - 0.02 - 121 - 83 - 821000
    96. "virginia tourism" - 0.02 - 76 - 52 - 360000
    97. "leisure tourism" - 0.01 - 134 - 91 - 1390000
    98. "tourism statistics" - 0.01 - 75 - 51 - 927000
    99. "medical tourism" - 0 - 92 - 63 - 4460000
    100. "tourism" - 0 - 333 - 227 - 159000000
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbandelero View Post
    Neither of those links help me, the city is not American, hint, it might not be a hundred miles from where I live
    I don't think you'll have any problem with, seriously. I don't know about any Wipo's on Spanish cities + tourism.

    Too generic for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post

    This list from WordTracker is sorted by KEI:
    Geez... I really need to get a wordtracker account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    I don't think you'll have any problem with, seriously. I don't know about any Wipo's on Spanish cities + tourism.

    Too generic for that.
    Thank you. And this leads to the obvious question should I 301 to the new domain from a less desirable domain or use the new domain as a niche site and link to the slightly more established (5 months) site


    Geez... I really need to get a wordtracker account.
    Yeah you and me both!

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    We all need a wordtracker account
    CitynameTourism.com is such a nice domain to develop especially if you are living in or near the area. You've got such a huge advantage of being there and to personally check out all the things you are writing about.
    Nice domain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    We all need a wordtracker account
    CitynameTourism.com is such a nice domain to develop especially if you are living in or near the area. You've got such a huge advantage of being there and to personally check out all the things you are writing about.
    Nice domain!
    Thanks, I do have home town advantage, but I've also got an established site with a slightly different domain and a few backlinks, so I'm wondering if I should create a new site all about the tourist activities, and convert the current domain into a site about property and local events. Anyone have any thoughts?

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