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(Message started by: Marion on Oct 17th, 2007, 6:41pm)

Title: Looking for site to search domain names
Post by Marion on Oct 17th, 2007, 6:41pm
Is there a (free) site to search if a domain name has been taken?  I couldn't find the name I have in mind anywhere but I suppose there's a possiblity that someone owns it but hasn't used it.

Once I register a domain name, should I also get a trademark for the same name?  The site I have in mind will let people research a certain product in that there will be pictures and links to the vendors of this product as well as reviews.  I would also add a forum to the site.

Thank you for any advice.

Title: Re: Looking for site to search domain names
Post by Dave_Zan on Oct 20th, 2007, 6:17am
Oh there's lots. One free site I use is iwhois.com. (not mine...)

If you aim to use the site in commerce and want as much protection as you
can get, having a trademark (more so filing an application that'll hopefully be
granted trademark status in the long run) won't hurt.

Title: Re: Looking for site to search domain names
Post by Marion on Oct 20th, 2007, 4:49pm
Thank you for the link.  The name is taken until spring, 2009.  But there is a .org available.  Must a product for sale have to end in .com?

Title: Re: Looking for site to search domain names
Post by Dave_Zan on Oct 21st, 2007, 9:12am

on 10/20/07 at 16:49:52, Marion wrote:
Thank you for the link. The name is taken until spring, 2009. But there is a .org available. Must a product for sale have to end in .com?


Nope.



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