bobm - 3:05 am on Jun 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
I recently purchased a .net domain because I couldn't get the .com domain. Haven't put anything on the site yet, no time.
Yesterday I get a certified letter from a law firm telling me the owner of the .com domain is demanding I hand over the .net domain immediately because I'm infringing on their trademark. They are also demanding any domains that have the four letters of the .com I hand them over if I have any.
Can they legally do that?
I don't have anything on the website yet and never started anything, seems unrealistic that they never attempted to purchase the .net or any of the other domains but now that I have I'm in violation of the law. Further, they have still not purchased any of the other options of the domain like .co etc, etc....
Anybody have any experience with this? Thanks