Domain name help please for new website, I'm confused

Last Update: January 04, 2017

Hi everyone,

I'm about to create another website, but I'm slightly confused about the domain. Please bear with me as I try to explain:

I want to review an up and coming health product that's quite new on the market. My site will be solely based around this company's products only. My plan is to buy and obviously produce a review about all their products. Currently and strangely there's no review site about their products on the internet, so my new site could be very good - a possible gap in the market so to speak.

Just to be clear, though I'll be independent I will be working a long side this company as a direct seller to others locally and on the internet.

My question, is it permissible to use the company's name in my domain or can I refine it by adding another letter on the end?

For example: xxxxxxamazon to xxxxxxamazons

Upon doing some research I've noticed that people use Amazon in their domains. When I've looked at domains from others here at WA, they've also use the name wealthy affiliate or a variant. So, this is the reason for asking because I wasn't sure if it was allowed.

I hope I've made myself clear, if not feel free to ask me questions.

Happy New Year

Sharon :)

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WilliamBH Premium
It has already been said .. you cannot use Amazon. Also unless there is an agreement re the product you are promoting you will not be able you use that name in a domain name other than to the extent to which it is allow by law in a blog review tile.

Cheers, William.
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Lady May Premium
Thank you William your knowledge is appreciated
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WilliamBH Premium
LOL .. yes it is unfortunate .. I have a similar problem with a product .. good luck. Cheers, William.
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jvranjes Premium
Nathaniell blogged about using brand names in domains. I think the message is no-no, regardless which brand it is.
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Lady May Premium
Ok thx for the clarification:)
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goodsuccess Premium
You cannot use the amazon trade mark or name in your domain name. At least that is what have read.

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/policies#Associates Program Trademark Guidelines

9. You cannot use any trademark of Amazon or any of its affiliates (whether or not it’s an Amazon Mark), or a variant or misspelling of such a trademark:

(a) In any domain name or subdomain name (for example, you cannot use a domain name or subdomain name .

You cannot use a name that looks like amazon. Such as johnsamazon(dot)com ...just don't do it!
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Lady May Premium
Thank you for being informative, this is very good advice :)
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IMc Premium
You won't find any successful sites using Amazon in their domain names. Reason is that Amazon would shut them down as soon as they heard about them.

Don't use a brand name or trademark in your domain name
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Lady May Premium
Ok thx, not even a variant?
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onmyownterms Premium
Those people who have Amazon in their domain names get sued every day. The only person who can answer whether or not this is permissible (depending on your relationship with this company since you say you are a direct seller) is the company itself. Get it in writing because what you're doing is potentially a trademark violation.
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Lady May Premium
Ok thank you, I think that's a good idea :)
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onmyownterms Premium
Not even a variant.
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