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  1. johncrossy

    johncrossy Active Member

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    Hi All,

    I've just acquired a few domains for some of the favourites for this years X Factor and wondered what the situation was with regards to marketing them for sale?

    Is it a situation where I can carefree state the domain is for sale, linking it directly to the contestant, or do I need to be mindful of anything?

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    According to the law if you use or market them as being in any way connected to the X-Factor contestants you'd more than likely be guilty of passing off.

    You'd also be unlikely to win a DRS if they did decide to come after you.

    See this decision regarding WayneRooney.co.uk http://www.nic.uk/digitalAssets/9378_waynerooney.pdf

    If you read through the case all of the usual arguments from the registrant about why the name shouldn't be transferred (intended for a fan site, no trademark at time of registration etc) were ignored and the decision went to the complainant.
     
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    Thanks Ty, really helpful!

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    After all that you would have thought they would have kept the name.

    Probably best delete the thread in case they decide another DRS

    Gary
     
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    He lost the domain because his arguments didn't hold water. He claimed it was for a fanstie but then never built one. He claimed after rooney transferred to man utd, he lost interest in making it a fansite (his sole reason for buying it). If that was the case, and he had lost interest, why did he renew the domain ? Instead he parked it. If he had just gone ahead and built a small 1 page fansite, he could have kept the domain IMHO. Although, i have no idea, i am just looking at it logically and after reading through between the lines, thats what i took from it.

    So, id say just build a fansite !!

    p.s I also bought a "contestants name" and have built it into a fansite. Hopefully they win it and someone comes in with an offer as i know they have a great chance !!
     
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