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Tiebreaker

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Msg#: 3495957 posted 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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3495957 posted 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

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3495957 posted 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

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Msg#: 3495957 posted 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#: 3495957 posted 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

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Msg#: 3495957 posted 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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