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Y-A-H-O-O.com
« on: Mar 28th, 2006, 10:52pm »
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Reading all this legal stuff about domain names and trademarks, and getting close to an answer to my particular question, but impatient and overwhelmed, I decided it was time to just start a new topic.  
 
Sorry if it repeats what's already here; there's just so much!
 
The question:
 
If Y-A-H-O-O.com were available, and I registered it, what sort of legal ramifications am I looking at here?
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Re: Y-A-H-O-O.com
« Reply #1 on: Mar 31st, 2006, 5:32pm »
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What would you be doing with the domain?
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Re: Y-A-H-O-O.com
« Reply #2 on: Apr 3rd, 2006, 4:39am »
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Thank you for your inquiry.  
 
Let me set up a hypothetical which closely resembles my particular case:
 
I want to sell elegant boats and yachts, let's say.
 
Can I use e-b-a-y.com?
 
 
 Huh
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Re: Y-A-H-O-O.com
« Reply #3 on: Apr 3rd, 2006, 9:27am »
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Your hypothetical may be one in which you'd be allowed to use the domain in question.  That's not to say ebay wouldn't come after you legally and make your life a bit difficult.  The key inquiry (although not the only inquiry) in conflicting domain registration is good faith/bad faith registration.
 
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Re: Y-A-H-O-O.com
« Reply #4 on: Jan 5th, 2007, 5:49am »
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It's not a good idea to build your online empire and having the risk to get it taken away by the owner of the trademark.
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