Help to select domain name

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Hello, I have a question to make sure I am doing correctly. My question is, can I choose a domain name starting with the word "warrior"? I just want to know about any legal issues or rules, as warriorforum and warriroplus are big platforms. So is there any problem?
It will be a digital product like PLR, MRR kind of site. Please help me in this area. Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The intellectual property restrictions are contained in the Terms of Use (link at bottom of page).


    My understanding is you cannot use 'warrior' in any way that gives the impression your site is associated with or supported by the Warrior Forum. WarriorPlus is a different story - different circumstances at the time the site was started.



    If in doubt, send a PM to Enzo with your proposed domain name to clear it with admin.
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    • Profile picture of the author debmedia
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      The intellectual property restrictions are contained in the Terms of Use (link at bottom of page).


      My understanding is you cannot use 'warrior' in any way that gives the impression your site is associated with or supported by the Warrior Forum. WarriorPlus is a different story - different circumstances at the time the site was started.



      If in doubt, send a PM to Enzo with your proposed domain name to clear it with admin.
      Many thanks. Yes, I doubt that warrior thing, and that's why this question is raised in my mind. And also I checked many domains starting with warrior and find they are all not working. That send me another signal I cannot use this word. Thank you very much again for saving me do invest money in the wrong thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      No you can't use "warrior". As Kay summarised, WF's Terms of Use under the Intellectual Property Rights clause states that:

      "All Warrior Forum graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, common law trademarks or trade dress of Warrior Forum in the U.S. and/or other countries. Warrior Forum's trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Warrior Forum."


      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      The intellectual property restrictions are contained in the Terms of Use (link at bottom of page).


      My understanding is you cannot use 'warrior' in any way that gives the impression your site is associated with or supported by the Warrior Forum. WarriorPlus is a different story - different circumstances at the time the site was started.



      If in doubt, send a PM to Enzo with your proposed domain name to clear it with admin.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    You can use the word, just not in the context that it is related to the warrior forum. For example. There is a sub-forum here calle Mind Warriors. There is also a site called mindwarrior, it has nothing to do with internet marketing or this forum so there is really nothing the warrior forum can do about it.

    it is all how you use the word.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bjarne Eldhuset
    If you start MedievalWarriorMusic.com where you teach people to play the dulcimer, that's fine.

    If you start ThisIsAForumSimilarToTheWarriorForum.com, that is probably not OK :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    The word WARRIOR is trademarked but not by Warrior forum:

    WARRIOR - Trademark Details
    Status: 800 - Registered And Renewed
    Image for trademark with serial number 75978120
    Serial Number75978120
    Registration Number2274667
    Word Mark WARRIOR
    Status800 - Registered And Renewed
    Status Date2019-10-06
    Filing Date1997-10-27
    Registration Number2274667
    Registration Date1999-08-31
    Mark Drawing1000 - Typeset: Word(s)/letter(s)/number(s) Typeset
    Published for Opposition Date1999-06-08
    https://trademarks.justia.com/759/78...-75978120.html
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    • Profile picture of the author debmedia
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      The word WARRIOR is trademarked but not by Warrior forum:
      Wow thanks for this information. So the main thing is I should leave the word warrior.

      Can I use "digitalproduct"? In domain name? Actually i am now more concerned.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    I think you can use it
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Yes you can! Just be creative to use it and not to relate to the forum. That's all.

    ebookwarrior
    videowarrior
    contentwarrior
    musicwarrior
    audiowarrior
    bookwarrior
    notewarrior
    laptopwarrior
    smartphonewarrior
    cellphonewarrior
    bestplrwarrior

    Just add other word before or after and you will get one...!
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  • Profile picture of the author DomMitton
    I wouldn't start a domain with "warrior" especially if it was in the IM space. Using it as the 2nd word in the domain would still be okay even in the IM industry I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Don't listen to anyone that tells you to go ahead and use the word Warrior in a domain name. It is not a good idea even if you were not going to get into legal trouble. Why would you want to use an already branded famous name and confuse people?

    No one ever benefits trying to piggyback off other people's domain names.

    Be creative and come up with your own name. A domain name for PLR could be anything you want. It won't be the name but the marketing that gets you business.

    Deb Media is a great name that you probably came up with. Just come up with another name for your new venture.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You need to talk to a lawyer or at least check out IP Law blogs
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  • Profile picture of the author abbe77
    It is an interesting question and made me think about word "Apple", can someone use word apple in business name. Here I found some good article "Can I Trademark Generic Words?" Check it here https://secureyourtrademark.com/can-...-generic-word/
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    I would avoid that. Since Warrior Forum is trademarked. Go back to the drawing board and research some more. Stay away from trademark words, product names, and anything like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author CreateMore4U
    The best way to make a name for yourself is to know exactly what you want to do and how you want to do it. There are many reasons to create a website.

    First and foremost, pick a niche. One niche. One niche is already a ton of work. Do not overwhelm yourself by going into multiple niches.

    Secondly, pick the type of marketing you'll be doing. You can market, affiliate market, direct market, blog, and more.

    Once both of those are decided, then pull up multiple windows. The prime window will be for the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) site, so you know what words you can use as a brand name.

    The other windows are for social networking sites. Pull up Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Twitter, and any other ones that you feel necessary to your business.

    When you're creating all your accounts at once, make sure all the names are the same across all networks. This will make your business stand out and look more professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author praetserge
    warrior is an english word so it cannot be trademarked so you're free to use it in your domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author godfather25
    As long as you're not using the word to mislead, and misdirect people thinking its related or endorsed by the Warrior Forum. But the word warrior can be used (unless its trademarked - you should research to be sure), as long as you're making it unique to your site.
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