Any Legal Problem Buy .info If .org Is A Microniche Site?

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If someone owns the .org and runs a micro niche site... and the .com and .net are just parked or whatever, can one run into any trouble (legal or otherwise) if they setup their own micro niche site on the .info domain?

Thanks for any thoughts/advice/links/or-so-forth.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerspike
    Just Because there is a MNS on a domain, doesn't make it legal. You need to make sure you don't use company names or trademarks in the domain name, if you do you'll be a sitting duck when the company "wakes up", Just like the other domain holders. If it's not a company name / trademark then you should be fine.

    My 2c - Justin
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Let me say.. this is presuming that the other micro-niche site has not registered a trademark.. it is probably just some male or female in their basement who registered the other domain .org domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author leclaims
    I'm pretty sure you're going to run into problems if you do this.

    Think about it, if you owned a .com and somebody registered a .org with the same exact domain name after you registered yours, wouldn't you want to do something about it? You registered yours first right? I know I'd be upset about it, especially if I trademarked the name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

    If someone owns the .org and runs a micro niche site... and the .com and .net are just parked or whatever, can one run into any trouble (legal or otherwise) if they setup their own micro niche site on the .info domain?

    Thanks for any thoughts/advice/links/or-so-forth.
    You are talking about a niche so I'm pretty sure you are talking about a keyword domain as well? If it is copyrighted, it should not be available at all... No, you will not run into trouble.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Hmm... two conflicting answers so far...

    Thank you both, so far. I would tend to lean towards what Adie is saying. And, yes... I am talking about keyword domains... exact match domains for micro-niche sites.

    And in reply to the first post.. the domain/s I am thinking about registering are not a brand, a company, or a product. It is just a general terms.

    Thanks! Anymore info/thoughts/advice/or-so-forth is appreciated!
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      Hmm... two conflicting answers so far...

      Thank you both, so far. I would tend to lean towards what Adie is saying. And, yes... I am talking about keyword domains... exact match domains for micro-niche sites.

      And in reply to the first post.. the domain/s I am thinking about registering are not a brand, a company, or a product. It is just a general terms.

      Thanks! Anymore info/thoughts/advice/or-so-forth is appreciated!
      That's what I am saying.. If I am going to make "adie" as brand name, do anyone think I will let other people to register all other extensions? of course not... So, if that other extensions are still available for that niche, go grab it and set up a site whatever you want...
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