Discussion in '.COM Domains' started by DropCatcher-co-uk, Feb 26, 2016.
"No Olympic Games related domains may be posted for sale here, they will be removed immediately"
Maybe it's for someone called Rio (like Rio Ferdinand) playing some games
In which case it would be RiosGames - possessive pronoun minus apostrophe.
Hmm Rios games sounds more like games Rio has made more than Rio playing games
Wales. Where men are men and sheep are afraid.
Like Olympic athletes, Olympic trademarks enjoy a privileged status. The Olympic trademarks are protected by a statute over and above ordinary trademark protection. According to Rule 7 of the Olympic Charter, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is granted ownership of the Olympic rings as well as the Olympic flag, motto, anthem, identifiers, designations, emblems, the Olympic flame and torches (the “Olympic properties”). All rights to any and all of the Olympic properties belong exclusively to the IOC, including rights to their use such as in relation to profit-making, commercial or advertising purposes.
The IOC regularly issue UDRPs and the ccTLD equivalents against anyone registering any name containing the word "olympic".
As to how the IOC could possibly take exception against the word "Rio" would be an entirely new ballgame. In addition to the tens of thousands of gTLDs and ccTLDs (containing "rio" but NOT "olympic") there are now over 6,100 people who have pre-registered/ their domains in the forthcoming .RIO suffix shortly to be announced by ICANN.
So you actually just insulted two people who *haven't* posted on the thread. Nice.
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