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You don't mention the use of the domains (and you did not have a reason to since you are asking for advice on how to use them), but it seems you want the PPC. Intent and usage plays a big role in deciding bad faith (so far, it isn't looking good). So, as far as being "safe", you are off to a rocky start...

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Thanks. Rep added! When I look at similar domains, for instance wikepedia.com or googgle.com, I see they have some ads, but maybe they're doing something smart to avvoid beeing sued? If I start a blog or a "non-search-engine" site at goog.no I'm good?..

Comment #1

I don't think you'd survive a challenge if Google and Wikipedia wanted to fight about it. "Goog" is Google's stock symbol, so that would also hurt you, I believe...

Comment #2

Bad move in my opinion. goog remotely might be adapted for some non-infringing use, but I think you'd still lose in a legal battle. Wikepedia is blatantly a misspell of a well known site. Your chances of proving no bad faith are very slim, as it's obvious from this posts why you registered them. Sorry, but I think you just wasted your money...

Comment #3

Well, with wikepedia.no (since it's an obvious misspell), it can easily be sued and gotten from you. Now about goog.no, if you develop it to have nothing to do with google, or park it, you stand a chance..

I don't know how though googgle.com gets away with parking it...I would like the answer to that as well.

Hope I helped.

Rascal..

Comment #4

You would lose in a TM infringement suit and either of those two entities could demand the names at anytime...

Comment #5

Ignoring everything else, this doesn't bode well for you.....

Comment #6

Thanks for all answers. Rep added. Lucily I got them for reg fee, so I wont be loosing much. I know the owner of goggle.no makes some money on his site, and I cannot see why he's allowed to do that, but I begin to realize that owing typo's is a risky business, so I think I'll stay away in the future. One last question: is it possible that different countries has different laws?..

Comment #7

First of all, bad move.

On a second thought, I respect Wikipedia a lot, and sincerely I would forward it to no.wikipedia.org. They most probably won't sue you even if they could, cause of lack of lawyers and funds.

On another note, Goog is not that obvious (even if it is their stock symbol), but they can show you were registering them in bad faith, solely by finding this thread for example.

My advice is to avoid TM names. They are no good, there are better alternatives out there in the domain space.

Good luck..

Comment #8

It sure is, thats the best thing about this whole process, no matter were you are, if you infringe, they CAN and WILl come after you.

Bottom line here is your looking to make money via clicks, and that equates to bad news for you,.

Of course there are sites out there doing the exact same thing you want to do, they just havent been caught.....YET.

Why not invest the time to make and develop a site that people want to visit, thats were you'll make decent clicks and MONEY!..

Comment #9


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.

 

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