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Would this be squatting?

 3:50 pm on Sep 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

Id be interested to know the concensus on the following scenario:

- Company owns company.co.uk
- ReviewSite has reviews for Company at reviewsite.com
- Company is well established (15 years) and has shown no interest in registering company.com
- ReviewSite would like to register company.com, and set it to show a header bar in the top 75px or so, showing the average rating for Company and a link back to reviewsite.com, with company.co.uk in an iframe taking up the rest of the page.

Is ReviewSite doing anything wrong?



 12:58 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi timbstoke. Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Without far greater disclosure of the actual intimate details, it's difficult to determine the odds of this happening. No one "legally competent" to address the questions - as if the answers really mattered - would give a binding opinion without knowing all the actual facts. However, it would like be foolish to publish the intimate details as your statements likely would be used against the actor in a courtroom.

If you're satisfied with opinions that are based upon totally inadequate facts, given by folks lacking the years of legal schooling, peer training and hands on litigation experience that it takes to offer a worthwhile opinions on matters relating to (possible) litigation and lawsuit liability, well . . . you've come to the right place. :-/

<Useless Shoddy Opinion> Such actions may result in a lawsuit being filed, leading to a significant money damages judgment, one that might bankrupt the person who actually did/does this. Legal action may not be limited to a cybersquatting claim but may include "trading off", trademark infringement, and other claims. <Useless Shoddy Opinion>

Further info about discussing trademark and other legal issues can be found here: [webmasterworld.com...]


 1:42 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Short version: Don't Go There.


 4:45 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Company is well established (15 years) and has shown no interest in registering company.com

This I do not understand for the sake of a few Dollars?

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