buyaipod.com - Premium domain or copywrite infringement?

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Hey guys. I was just messing around on godaddy and saw that buyaipod.com was available. I thought that was a little odd, figured if I put up a site on there, probably get hit with copywrite infringement. Your thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    Apple is very aggressive with their iPod, iPad, igivemeabreak trademarks when it comes to things like this. It's a risky bet at best.

    TomG.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
      Originally Posted by tommygadget View Post

      Apple is very aggressive with their iPod, iPad, igivemeabreak trademarks when it comes to things like this. It's a risky bet at best.

      TomG.
      Yeah, they sued Google or somebody for the new Google phones or some apps on those phones so I'd try not messing with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan Douglas
    Gotcha, that's what I was guessing when I saw it was available. Figured it was worth the $7 investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I like "Buy an ipad" better.

    If it ranks well and ranks fast then get the most out of it until they tell you otherwise.
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    • Profile picture of the author missm2m
      Hi. this reminds me too....

      if i put "review" at the end of say, a big name......for instance disneylandreview.com does the review part of it make it ok? thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
        Originally Posted by missm2m View Post

        Hi. this reminds me too....

        if i put "review" at the end of say, a big name......for instance disneylandreview.com does the review part of it make it ok? thanks!
        It is still not accepted or legal. A trademarked name is still a trademarked name.

        Some fanpages however will survive since it is something that adds value to the product. This might also be for review sites, but I would not bet on it.

        Also remember to always add an explanation that you are not the company, and that you are an independent reviewer.
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        • Profile picture of the author missm2m
          thanks mistermunch. answers my question i was told once it's ok, but it didn't seem ok. thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author missm2m
      sorry..... and actually make the site a review site i mean
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan Douglas
    Thanks for clarifying!
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    • Profile picture of the author bydomino
      Goggle shut me down for a few domains I had. I would expect Apple to be just as aggressive.

      If I did get it I would build a site quick, as long as it was helpful, and when they came into the picture I would just drop it.

      They will send you a cease and desist email and tell you to move the domain to them.
      I just dropped mine and that was that
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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    I would definately leave this domain alone, apple take copyright extremely seriously so anything you associate with the domain probably won't be there for very long!
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    copyright infringement

    /thread closed

    Please lets not make another endless and pointless thread like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Lee
    When in doubt, don't.

    -Shaun
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      copyright infringement
      Not quite - in the case of brand names, it's trademark infringement
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  • Profile picture of the author TommyBussey
    It looks like you pretty much got your question answered (and I agree with Kay that it is a Trademark violation), but I wanted to share with you all (if you haven't already heard) about an Apple employee who was terminated for showing his pre-release Apple iPad to Steve "Woz":

    Apple employee fired for leaking iPad at NJN Network



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  • Profile picture of the author Mountainmotorman
    You are all WRONG--- LEGALLY you are not infringing upon ANY company with having a name--- Cybersquatting as defined by the U.S. Supreme court is what matters here... Though you are not cybersquatting if you have a variation of the name and are using it for legitimate purposes... A legit purpose is for marketing the product. All those that say anything different here are just plain WRONG and if you want to get into a pissing match, please note that I have been a a paralegal for 25 plus years and know a thing or two here....

    If you are making money for the company in sales, be rest assured that they will NOT ever go after you for making them money--- If on the other hand your trying to stop them from earning, or trying to sell a KNOCK OFF product that is like theirs but not theirs---- YOUR DONE FOR!!!

    So keep in mind it is what and how your doing it---

    Plus--- many good domain names are always being bought and sold on Flippa--- In case you forgot, this is internet marketing and this is what we do!!! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan Douglas
    Thanks for all of the advice. I think I am just going to leave it sit for the year. Better to be safe than sorry.
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