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Web 2.0 startup

What steps should I do to secure my name?

   
2:31 am on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hey.

Following Situation, me and my buddies want to start up a web 2.0 site. Let's just say it's yet another facebook fake.

However, we have a slighty different concept. My question is, let's say we come up with an unique name, let's say xy#*$!R.com and nobody else claims neither domain nor trademark, how do we proceed?

Get the domain? Register the trademark? And in what countries?

Thank you very much!

7:32 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Get the domain that would be a start. Register the trademark? Need an attorney and about 2500.00 bucks to get this done in US most likely cost more in other countries. I think you have to have a physical location. office in the country you want to trademark.

I would say you guys are a bit aggressive so get things started buy the domain, build the site, market the site, and then worry about Trademarking the name.

8:00 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The core gTLDs: com/net/org/biz/info. The minor gTLDs: .mobi/asia/name/tel. The major ccTLDs (de/co.uk/cn/eu). And the ccTLD of any country where you intend operating.

Regards...jmcc

8:22 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Get the domain? Register the trademark? And in what countries?
Get the primary extension of the country you are operating your business in in addition to .com.

Register the trademark? Need an attorney and about 2500.00 bucks to get this done in US most likely cost more in other countries.
not true, I learned and read a little on my own and was able to register my trademark in the US for a couple hundred bucks.

Get the .com version. Start building the site. Once it gets decent traffic and before it gets popular, then start investing on trademark and other extensions.

Just my 2 cents.

From my personal experience, I worried too much on how to protect my brand and bought the domain for 10 years, bought the .net, .org extensions and after 5 years I got rid of them.

So dont waste your money on protecting your domain name in other extensions UNLESS its a very unique, premium name. Consider lower cost and saving money an additional income!

Dont let the excitement of your first buy convince you that you need to buy more and more. Invest your time in actually building your site before you make the mistake of buying 50 domains like myself. Finally, I took the loss and got rid of many of them. It took me 5 years to finally admit my loss! ;(

Its kinda like buying stocks and holding on to them hoping the price goes back up.

Best of luck! :)