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    Will, what is your recommendation? I bought this off Nux, for about $8-900 and it is a shame to have this be complete waste of money.

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    I'd recommend you milk it until they seriously threaten to send lawyers after you. Or until they contact GoDaddy who will quickly take it down. If you can milk it long enough to get out of the 60 day period, transfer it to another registrar who won't be so quick to take it down.

    I know the site was making a healthy chunk of change, so you could expect to make at least half, if not more of the initial investment back so you don't get totally screwed.

    And I apologize once again, I wouldn't have considered buying the domain if unblockmyspace.com wasn't rockin #1 spot for 'unblock myspace' for years.

    Also, you could 301 it to another domain in attempts to start ranking on that one.

    If you need a hand with that let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProxySites.ca View Post
    Will, what is your recommendation?
    nux just typed up everything I would normally say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    If you look at the WIPO cases Facebook has been involved with, they do appear to be actively prosecuting people whom they feel are violating their trademark.

    This is exactly my point. A trademark is also a unique word or phrases that clearly identifies a specific business.

    "A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities."

    "A trademark is a type of intellectual property, and typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements"

    Trademark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I worked for a company for many years who very successfully went after every person and company on the planet who registered our company name in a domain name. We never lost in any country where our trademark was registered, including a few former Russian satellite countries.

    It is true that you can frequently get away with using a trademark on a product as long as that product cannot be easily confused with that of the original trademark holder. But the web changes that a bit, because domain names can be used to confuse users into thinking that there is an affiliation with the trademark owner, which draws people into a web site. I am also not an attorney, but I did attend several law school classes and have some experience with this issue.

    Eventually it all comes down to whether or not you have deeper pockets than the trademark holder and are willing to spend thousands of dollars in legal expenses to try to keep the domain.
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    Why do some people still register these trademark names?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1901gt View Post
    Why do some people still register these trademark names?
    Some companies, like MySpace, support their communities.

    I own lots of MySpace domains and never have a problem.
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