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Discussion in 'Domain Research' started by charlie, Feb 2, 2006.

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  1. charlie

    charlie Well-Known Member

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    Can i see peoples opinions on what is a generic. its seems to be a bit of a buzz word which i think most people take to mean a single word domain related to a product or service. But can a generic include dashes, two words etc?
     
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    One or two words I think.

    Hyphenated two words are probably just a different issue.
     
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    hyphenated-generic-words.co.uk

    is a generic

    (avail to reg!)

    It's just not a particularly good one.

    It's a good point.

    When we refer to generics we usually mean ones that are of some value worth discussing.

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    As Charlie suggest Generic is becoming fuzz.

    Generic word
    Generic words
    Generic terms

    Personally I wouldn't include any domain that has additional string/integer in the term generic.

    single words that are plurals I consider generic ie dog and dogs
    Natural two word terms are generic ie. hotbabes not babeshot
    more than that becomes generic terms ie hotfudgesundae

    As a point of issue Germans think hyphenated are generic and better than non
     
  6. paul

    paul Well-Known Member

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    Definition of Generic - Relating to or descriptive of an entire group or class

    Maybe we should adopt different terms rather than the catch all term 'Generic Domains'

    Generic Word Domains
    Generic Term Domains
    Hyphenated Generic Term Domains

    Then, when you request or discuss generic domains you could use the one that applies best.

    Such as:

    Generic Word co.uk domains wanted, no generic terms or hyphenated generic terms

    or

    Hyphenated Generic Term Domains for sale;)




    Paul




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  7. Michael Penman

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    Depends on context, too

    Generic: relating to a class or type rather than a specific or particular example of the class or type.

    This means a generic term isn't always generic. 'Orange' in most fields can be quite widely applied as a descriptor. (Consider fruit, or colours.) 'Orange' in mobile telecoms might safely be thought to refer to a particular provider.

    This means that a usually-generic domain name can stop being considered generic depending on how it's used.
     
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    For example, 'xxx'.co.uk is parked on Sedo/ ND/ other and the keyword is set only to the same 'xxx' mark, which alone generates the links on the landing page. Could it be considered an abuse if the links generated were for products and services for which there is an 'xxx' registered trademark?

    If one had orange.co.uk and parked it with 'orange' as the only keyword, and this generated mobile telephone links on the landing page would it be abusive of Orange's trademark rights? If additional keywords were also selected ('mobile telephones' et.c.) then that would be a clear attempt to trade on the goodwill of Orange to earn ppc. To what degree is the domain owner accountable for the links generated by a parking service when the keyword they have selected is not describing in words the specific goods and services of a trademark holder?

    Thx.
     
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