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Domain Restrictions
Stops me from protecting my brand
Tiebreaker




msg:3495959
 9:17 am on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have registered all the most important extensions for my 'flagship' domain - for the purposes of brand protection - about the only one I don't have, which I think I probably should, is the .us extension

This is because I am not a US citizen and do not have a business presence in the US - so I appear to be restricted from registering it.

Is there any way around this?

I will not be building a website on the domain, if that makes any difference.

 

webdoctor




msg:3496921
 5:25 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

registered all the most important extensions for my 'flagship' domain - for the purposes of brand protection

Have you got a trademark for your brand name?

Tiebreaker




msg:3496945
 6:04 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

No - but it's something I'm considering

I don't think I could trademark KeywordKeyword - but I could trademark KeywordKeyword.com

If I trademark all the different extensions too, I would guess it is going to cost me a lot of money - I'm not sure if I could justify a major expense like that - and I'm not sure if it is really necessary.

At the moment, I'm just concerned with getting the domain space sown up.

vincevincevince




msg:3498346
 2:48 am on Nov 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

As you don't do business in the US, does a .us domain really matter to you?

walkman




msg:3498370
 3:45 am on Nov 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

AFAIK, KeywordKeyword.com does not give the right to KeywordKeyword.tv and so on. If you have a (unique enough) KeywordKeyword you could get a trademark and then you could claim protection for all extensions...

Tiebreaker




msg:3498529
 8:32 am on Nov 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

As you don't do business in the US, does a .us domain really matter to you?

No, it doesn't matter to me - I just don't want a competitor to register it

AFAIK, KeywordKeyword.com does not give the right to KeywordKeyword.tv and so on. If you have a (unique enough) KeywordKeyword you could get a trademark and then you could claim protection for all extensions...

My name is a generic phrase - not a unique brand name

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