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  1. techtimmy

    techtimmy Active Member

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    Hi all

    Just wondering where we stand legally/morally/financially with regards to buying and developing domains that are basically celebrities names?

    eg BradPitt.com

    Found a decent .com thats free, of a TV celeb, with 8000 UK exacts.

    People making much money of these names?

    Anyone ever got in any trouble for owning any names like these?

    Cheers,

    Tim
     
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  3. Takwa United Kingdom

    Takwa Well-Known Member

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    well it depends if he decide to sue you, there is a high chance if the celeb is stingy, Tom Cruise bought his .com for $1m
     
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    doodlebug Well-Known Member

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    It's daft how Tom Cruise bought his name but Madonna got Madonna#com through a UDRP case.

    I personally wouldn't bother with celeb names, I owned Marshallmathers#co#uk and Colinmontgomerie#co#uk but let them drop.

    I found a celeb name available with 60UK exacts per month but didn't bother with it, it's gone now by the way.

    Reg a generic product instead 8)
     
  5. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Doesn't do the domain name industry any favours to still be doing this in 2010!

    Either they're famous enough that the name's being registered in the hope of "trading off" their fame, in the form of traffic, typeins etc. Or they're not famous and therefore not celebrities and therefore NOT WORTH REGISTERING.

    It's pretty clear-cut!
     
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    WigWam Well-Known Member

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    I know that their is a .co.uk of a politician going with 74,000 uk exacts. (free to reg)

    pm if you want to know it ;)

    WigWam
     
  7. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    You tease :lol:

    Tempting because you could put William Hills political betting on there but it's not for me.

    I bet you reg it now :cool:
     
  8. WigWam Singapore

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    same, it just isnt for me lol :)

    WigWam
     
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