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Local Company want to take over my domain

They contact domain register asking to put down my domain

2:04 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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So here is the story:

After terrible experience with company in insurance business here in my local area ( Europe ) I bought and make site about how they do their business, I ask some question and did some research on local forums and information I find, I posted on that site in form of blog.

Now, the problem is I bought the same name domain .org and they have .com interesting thing is they don't have local extension I don't know why,but just .com.

Translated from my language to English language it would be something like this. Company Name is one Word but I'm not going to write it in public.
companynameinsurence.org (mine)

So this morning I got e-mail from enom with redirected e-mail from Lawyer of that company claiming this is malicious information and malicious web site with false information and they want it to put it down.

Whats should I to, do any suggestion.

I'm not violating trademark or at any kind profiting out of this, I'm simply posting storys I find on forums people complaining on their business, my goal is just to let everyone know who they are and how they treat customers. Also I have second place on Google local search when type thair company name "companyname insurence" just below them.

Thanks, and I'm sorry about my bad English
2:45 pm on Sept 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hardly surprising that they want to take the site down.

Whether you will have to comply will depend on the local legal system and the best advice anyone can give is to speak to a lawyer to see whether you have any chance at all of holding out against them.

I would also send a response to enom stating that you are seeking legal advice on the matter and that you don't believe that you have broken any laws under your local jurisdiction.
4:46 pm on Sept 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Rightly or wrongly, you are attacking the company. You can be certain the company will do all it can to stop the attacks.

I'd be very careful to understand the law in your jurisdiction. If you decide to fight and the company wants damages, it could get ugly.

Is it really worth the trouble and expense?
4:56 pm on Sept 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Buying companynameinsurence.org was probably just asking for trouble. However, depending on how the law works in your area, using companynameinsurencesux.com may have been better.

I'm simply posting storys I find on forums people complaining on their business

On a separate issue, using those stories without their permission MAY be a copyright violation, unless you have specific permission from the original writer or the Terms of Service on the sites where you got the stories from specifically allow reproduction of the stories.