Did you see that facebook is suing NameCheap?

Last Update: March 05, 2020

I just read an article about facebook suing namecheap for allowing the registration of domains that can be used to compromise their brands. There has been a lot of discussion about registering domains with trademark names.

It has been tempting to grab domains that probably could generate good traffic and affiliate commissions. It could work out, but more than likely if you build anything on one of these domains, you will be asked to stop using their brand. Its not a good idea to build your business around one of these names that include a brand owned by someone else.

Be aware of Phishing Scams.

In many cases these closely branded names are used to trick a person into providing secure information. One may see a website lke <instagrambusinesshelp .com> and think its legit. It may be a site just trying to get access to your account. Thisis one of the reasons facebook is suing namecheap.com. They probably should not have allowed the registration It will be interesting to see if hey are successful in their lawsuit. Many have won already.

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Dmorrow Premium
Thanks for sharing. I feel very secure doing that kind of business here at Wealthy Affiliate. I don’t even look at stuff from other sources. When you have the best why take chances?
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bothewebguy Premium
Yeah - stick with wa for hosting and domains.
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jbguitar Premium
I wonder if WA Site Domains has a way of filtering out websites with trademarks tho, or could it go through just as easily here as it did for Namecheap. Answer-Yessirree!

If I type in http://facebooksucks.com, ok I didn't buy it of course and it is taken anyway, but look at the other names that ARE available. I liked the one http://facebookdraw.com. That could mean you can draw people to Facebook. Ooooooh I'm tempted, but NO I won't hahaha!

We're no better off here than at Namecheap, Hostgator, or GoDaddy, in the domain registry sector at least
. I just hope people know not to put trademarks in their names with all these sue-happy people out there
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Kav Premium
Thanks for sharing, informative.
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bothewebguy Premium
Thanks for stopping by to comment
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DMahen1 Premium
Thanks for sharing, I missed this until now.
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bothewebguy Premium
There is a lot of articles on the web about big companies suing other companies for domain names. I figured it was good to share. Thanks for checking it out.
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JohaneG Premium
Wonderful post. Thank you.
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bothewebguy Premium
Thank you Johane for dropping by.
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JohaneG Premium
You are most welcome.
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drjec Premium
Thanks for the information.
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bothewebguy Premium
Thanks for dropping by and checking it out.
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