Discussion in 'UK Websites For Sale' started by ashgene, Jul 1, 2009.
trying to sell a website with emerging microsoft based products.
i think mr microsoft wouldn't have a problem in DRS'ing you on this site/domain
Do u mean to say there will be trademark issues with this site when there are
sites active already with windows7centre, windows7news in forums etc ?
Check these sites
Windows 7 Forums
The problem i suppose would arise if it has been microsoftwindows7 or windows7 or microsofttech.com
This site clearly will be selling windows7 based products through affliate market.
@ Ashgene, not really, have a good read of this topic relating to domain names including the words window/windows, that Sedo have had to remove from their site after trademark complaints from Microsoft: http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/sedo/53794-trademark-complaint.html
Do you mean to say I will not be able to sell this domain or use this domain for affliate marketing of products related to windows 7 ?
Please see these guidelines, that I recently saw from the microsoft website related to trademarks. My website will be structured to comply with these guidelines, so there seems to be no issues or conflit with microsoft trademark guidelines
General Microsoft Trademark Guidelines
anything with window/windows 7 (which has probably been trademarked) will be an abuse of their rights. MS have spent $$$$$$$ on taking domain owners to DRS to get domains back.
as Systreg suggests stay well clear of any TM issues with MS, its just not worth it. if you are selling anything or show any affiliate links then you will be in breach of their trademark rights
Thanks for the information @ the right time. I was just not aware of this aspect. I now spoke with my domain registration company and discussed this issue. I have now redirected the domain name to a dummy page as per their advice, till I find a way to use it effectively at somepoint. For now I have put off selling this domain name and leave it to expiration possibly.
Can you give me any idea on what I could do with it? If i convert it into a dedicated forum discussing windows 7 tech would that still be a problem?
It's probably best if you login to your Nominet online sevices account and delete the domain, after logging in, click Your Domains on the top menu bar and then click on Cancel Domains.
If you set up a forum on it, you would not be able to put any Adsense or affiliate ads on there, if they showed products for Microsoft or their competitor, they would have you bang to rights, so it's not worth starting a forum for which you will be paying the upkeep of, in return for no revenue from it, easier to delete it, put it down to experience and stay away from TM names.
Thanks a lot, sad to see my website going but definitely a wise advice.:roll:
Separate names with a comma.