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To: BroncosFan

Actually, it's NOT a legal tactic. Courts have ruled that domain registrars can require a registrant to give up a domain that is purposely misleading if it uses a known company or personal name.

There are a number of celebrities who have sued over this, and I think that one of the main court cases came from one of the two major SAT prep companies having registered their own domain, as well as a domain for their competitor, and set up web sites for both. For their competitor's site, the had nothing but complaints about the training and service. The courts ruled that they had to give up the domain.

Most registrars have as one of their terms of service that you must give up the domain if they believe that the "fair use" of the domain name is not in good faith.

Mark


4 posted on 01/13/2005 11:54:48 PM PST by MarkL (That which does not kill me, has made the last mistake it will ever make!)
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To: MarkL

You only have to give up the name if there is a copyright on it.

Whitehouse.com is a porn site for god sakes.


5 posted on 01/13/2005 11:57:02 PM PST by Remember_Salamis (A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!)
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