Domain Manage

purchased a TM domain

Discussion in 'Domain Name Disputes' started by sassyyaya, Aug 9, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sassyyaya

    sassyyaya Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2007
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi

    I recently purchased the org.uk domain for a major global company whose name is Trademarked. I'm quite new domain selling and I'm not sure what my rights are and am beginning to think that it's not such a good idea to own a name which is trademarked. I have a few questions I need answers to please:

    1. Am I allowed to park it and make money from clicks?
    2. How difficult will it be for me to sell it to someone else or to the company themselves?

    Cheers :)
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
     
  3. developdomains United Kingdom

    developdomains Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2006
    Posts:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    11
    1). no, u will get done for trying t o earn of there brand/name
    2). if i were u get rid quickly and quietly. if its trademarked u wont stand a chance if they DRS u.
     
  4. sassyyaya

    sassyyaya Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2007
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks for the advice :)

    Oh dear, I'm a little bit worried now. I'm not familair with the DRS procedure, will I be fined or charged? Or will I have to just give up the domain name? Sorry for all the questions
     
  5. GWing

    GWing Retired Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    290
    Likes Received:
    4
    you won't be fined or charged,

    if you do let it go all the way to DRS and argue it, then lose. You'll get a strike and 3 of those and they ban you from holding domain registrations with the uk extension

    although if you have been trading on it and earning money. They may take you to civil court, this is very very rare and you must have seriously peeved someone off.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. sassyyaya

    sassyyaya Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2007
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
  7. retired_member16

    retired_member16 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    3,600
    Likes Received:
    45

    Who told you that shite? That is incorrect.
     
  8. GWing

    GWing Retired Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    290
    Likes Received:
    4
    I was informed that when I had my last letter regarding DRS, late 2005.

    That's always how I understood it, wether it is true not I ain't going to argue. Sounded reasonable to me, otherwise what would be the deterrent to going round buying multiple TM's.

    If I can find my source I will do, if not, no worries!
     
  9. GWing

    GWing Retired Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    290
    Likes Received:
    4
    Maybe the last solicitors letter I had was a bit misleading when they mentioned a "3 strikes rule". They dressed it up to mean me losing my registrations. I just took it as gospel, never had another since so didn't look into it.

    Dodgy gits, just looked it up and it wasn't what they indicated it was,

    lol Glad I never gave them the name now.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2007
  10. sassyyaya

    sassyyaya Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2007
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi,

    Thanks for all the info and advice. In this instance is there a way of unregistering the domain name, or do I have to sit quietly until it expires?

    Thanks again :)
     
  11. binny

    binny Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2007
    Posts:
    835
    Likes Received:
    13
  12. retired_member16

    retired_member16 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    3,600
    Likes Received:
    45
    Annoy Nominet by transferring the domain into the name of a non-existant person. OR - surrender it. :mrgreen:
     
  13. sassyyaya

    sassyyaya Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2007
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    LOL, firestars that would be really funny :)

    Thanks for the link binny :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page