Which Of This Domain Names Would Sell For Higher Price?

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Hello warriors and Domainers, I and my friend got caught up in a serious argument a few hours ago over which domain name would command a higher price than the other for the same keyword but a different extension.

I said that blackberryphones.mobi would sell for a higher price than blackberryphones.co but my friend believes or supports the opposite.

From your knowledge about domaining and the industry, which do you think would command more money under favourable conditions.

Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Palusko
    Not sure about the price but they could probably get you in copyright troubles equally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    Originally Posted by jideofor View Post

    Hello warriors and Domainers, I and my friend got caught up in a serious argument a few hours ago over which domain name would command a higher price than the other for the same keyword but a different extension.

    I said that blackberryphones.mobi would sell for a higher price than blackberryphones.co but my friend believes or supports the opposite.

    From your knowledge about domaining and the industry, which do you think would command more money under favourable conditions.

    Thank you.
    None. Blackberry is a trademarked product. So dump it now before you get a c/d letter from the company.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    ditto ... Blackberry owns the name Blackberry. I wouldn't pay a dime for a domain that could be taken away from me by the trademark owner.
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  • Profile picture of the author IamTJM
    Yeah I wouldn't suggest getting a domain name containing a trademark name in it especially if you plan on monetizing it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I'm afraid this is all correct, Jideofor: neither domain-name is what you'd call "highly marketable", really.
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  • Profile picture of the author jideofor
    Okay. . . Thanks all!
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      I believe the way that law works in the US is the company must offer you a fair price for the domain and you must sell it to them. I am not an attorney and suggest consulting one.

      Rick
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      • Profile picture of the author jideofor
        Originally Posted by hometutor View Post

        I believe the way that law works in the US is the company must offer you a fair price for the domain and you must sell it to them. I am not an attorney and suggest consulting one.

        Rick
        Does this means that the real owners will still make money? But everybody talked at lose to the domain owner . Well in that case, the domain name owner will still make money from the company,right?

        Can somebody shed more light on this,please?
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          You are wrong - as is the person who said you would be paid.

          In most cases, you get a legal letter demanding you transfer the domain to the trademark holder....and you GIVE it to them because they are the "real owner".
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by jideofor View Post

          Can somebody shed more light on this,please?
          I'm not 100% sure I understand what you're asking, but I think so, yes.

          Two specific issues often come up in these conversations ...

          (i) People see "other people doing it" and that makes them wonder whether it's legitimate (it isn't worth the risk, and those sites may belong to people who'll be on the rough end of a lawsuit in a few weeks'/months' time - or they may have the written permission of the TM-holder: always an option);

          (ii) Some naive people imagine that the fact that they'll be "helping the TM-holder to make sales" will somehow exempt them from problems. It often won't - and there's a reason for that: trademarks confer obligations as well as rights, at least in the sense that when a company applies for a trademark renewal, if it can be shown that they've failed to protect/defend their trademark, they may not be able to get it renewed. For this reason, some companies feel obliged to take proceedings against usurpers of their civil law rights, even if those people are helping them to make sales.

          (You know that I'm not a lawyer, right?)
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            I'm going to use small words - and maybe you will "get it"

            It baffles me that they didn't do anything till that name was registered and there are many more cases like this. If they really value their property, Why didn't they register it before now?
            THEY DON'T HAVE TO REGISTER EVERY DOMAIN - BECAUSE THEY OWN THE TRADEMARK AND THEY CAN STOP YOU FROM USING THE DOMAIN.

            It's not rocket science. Just because a company or person does not register every single little term that could potentially contain their trademark....doesn't mean you can do it.

            You seem to ignore any answers you don't like - but you've been on this forum long enough to have seen MANY threads warning of this same behavior.

            Your comment about living "outside the US" says a lot about you - and does nothing to recommend you. But then, you started the thread with a lie in the first place, didn't you?

            kay
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            • Profile picture of the author jideofor
              Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

              I'm going to use small words - and maybe you will "get it"

              THEY DON'T HAVE TO REGISTER EVERY DOMAIN - BECAUSE THEY OWN THE TRADEMARK AND THEY CAN STOP YOU FROM USING THE DOMAIN.

              It's not rocket science. Just because a company or person does not register every single little term that could potentially contain their trademark....doesn't mean you can do it.

              You seem to ignore any answers you don't like - but you've been on this forum long enough to have seen MANY threads warning of this same behavior.

              Your comment about living "outside the US" says a lot about you - and does nothing to recommend you. But then, you started the thread with a lie in the first place, didn't you?

              kay
              I didn't start the thread with a lie. And some people just, automatically, assume that I own the domain name but in truth, someone sold it at $500 a week ago and I just felt that the .mobi would do better. Hence, the argument came forth.

              If think I lied about the sold domain, I will post a link at your request only.
              I didn't realise that it was a trademarked domain name till I brought all th
              is up.

              There's also another issue a friend ,whom I called on phone after seeing his comment in another forum, experienced with a similar issue and he said that in his case, the company called him and asked that he give the domain name to them. But he didn't without being paid.

              So, it just depends. . . as I now see it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jideofor
    Hmmm. . . I see. Well, I will wait for the letter then, but I am not based in the US though.

    It baffles me that they didn't do anything till that name was registered and there are many more cases like this. If they really value their property, Why didn't they register it before now?

    Frankly, I didn't own this domain and it was sold for $500 a week ago and I thought that if someone owned the .mobi version, it could sell for a higher price. It never occured to me that it is a trademark domain name.
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