URLs - can you use product names?

by jodiesmitham 3 replies
Hi everyone,

I am thinking about creating a niche site for a console game and wanted to ensure I purchase the correct URL. However, can we use product names? If not, how does one get around this?

For example, if I wanted to use the keyword ' Buy Grand Theft Auto 3', am I allowed to purchase www.buygrandtheftauto3.com?

Thanks,

Jodie
#main internet marketing discussion forum #names #product #urls
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Don't use trademark names in your domain names. The company may or may not come after you, but it is still illegal. The last thing you want is to build a site and start getting traffic, only to be told by a lawyer to hand it over to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    URLs: Yes (yourdomain.com/productname)

    Domains: No. (yourdomain.com)

    Agree with Brian. Last thing you want is to spend a ton of time on a site, only to have it taken down.
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  • Profile picture of the author jodiesmitham
    Thanks guys.
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