I'm selling kindles (ereaders) as an Amazon affiliate on my site which I bought from the previous owner who began the site in March this year. I have good income from this site, but now amazon send me an email "requesting" my domain name ( amazon-kindle-store.net) because the name is using their trademarks.
However, they did tolerate me and the previous owner in their affiliate program for 6 months. Until now.
I really would like to keep the site and income, especially now with the Christmas sales coming. But I'm afraid they will block the cheques coming my way.
I noticed they use in their email the following words: "We request that you choose a new domain name and transfer your content to that name." They do not use the word "demand" or something like that.
They also will buy my domain name for the "initial registration price" . Right, so I get about 10 dollars for this name. No way. I rather eat it than giving it to them.
Question: what can I do? They are very, very late in taking action against me using the domain name. It took them 6 months! And they also allowed me during this time to use their affiliate program. Therefore my feeling is that their legal ground on this matter is not big.
What can I do? My first tactic is do nothing. But if they persist? What are my chances to win from Amazon?