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can we register and use a domain on a famous actor name?

Located in Legal Discussion, started by siddardha, Feb 15, 2016

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  1. siddardha

    siddardha Established Member

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    CanCan we register and use a domain oCan we register and use a domain on an actor name?

    If so how can it be monetized to make the best money out of it?
     
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  2. ZapNano

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    I heard, You can not.
     
  3. korganian

    korganian Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    "Famous" means that any ads from parking will probably be related to that actor. So you can expect to be contacted by that actor's lawyer soon afterward.
     
  4. ZapNano

    ZapNano :( VIP

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    Don't fuck around with those filthy rich... :)
     
  5. siddardha

    siddardha Established Member

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    Is there is a possibility of buying the domains and selling them later to the actors? Or can we park them with ads?
     
  6. ZapNano

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    STAY AWAY FROM THAT CATEGORY!!!
    ZERO MONEy THERE!!
    You are better off in ZIKA issues :) just being silly.
    Really, no to all your answer. Find something else. Read what people are writing here... Spend time and time... Till you get a hint.
     
  7. siddardha

    siddardha Established Member

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    Thank you:D
     
  8. ZapNano

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    You r welcome.
     
  9. affable

    affable Established Member

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    Definitely stay away from these. You might not have any problem, you might get a big legal bill. They aren't worth the risk IMHO.

    Parking can still get you in trouble. Not guaranteed, but it can.

    I guess it depends on the person and their lawyers. Not worth it to me...

    Good Luck
     
  10. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Even if the actor has deceased, there is usually an estate that manages their name and/or intellectual property. Read about Elvis and Graceland.com.
     
  11. jberryhill

    jberryhill Top Member John Berryhill, Ph.d., Esq. PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Practically any question of the form "Is it okay to make money off of someone else's name and reputation?" is not going to have a happy answer.
     
  12. siddardha

    siddardha Established Member

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    What you said is true, however people do make money using websites dedicated to actors, gossips(mostly created), images, news and lots of other ways. Wanted to know if it's possible with in smooth flow and if, any other ways exist.

    The ultimate answer that most members are coming up with is quite reasonable.
     
  13. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Considering how the ultimate answer above comes from a reputable IP attorney, I suggest you take it as gospel. Plus, it's free.
     
  14. ZapNano

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    Gospel= :)
     
  15. McDuke

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  16. Nattydomain

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    Sounds like your trying to convince yourself it is ok EVEN after a attorney advised against it. Good luck in this business
     
  17. MisterSoft.com

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    Just get a nice Bollywood or Hollywood related domain, and then promote it.
    For example, BollywoodKing.com or BollywoodGossips.com :D
     
  18. siddardha

    siddardha Established Member

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    I dropped the idea as soon as @ZapNano replied against it.
     
  19. ZapNano

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    Don't worry be happy! :)
     

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