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Is it illegal to sell or use fb.something domain name?

Located in Legal Discussion, started by Joel James, Jul 28, 2016

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  1. Joel James

    Joel James New Member

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    I own a premium 2 letter domain name ( lets say fb.domain). Can I use it or sell it? Is that illegal? Do Facebook own copyright of fb (not Facebook full name) short name?
     
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  2. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    I'm not 100% certain about this one but from what I understand.... as long as the content on this site is not a direct refference to Facebook then you should be okay...I mean FB could be an abbreviation for your site called FunnyBunny or something like that
     
  3. Joel James

    Joel James New Member

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    Thank you. Is there any legal rights for them, if I use it for other purposes without using any facebook brand properties?
     
  4. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    FB does not necessarily stand for facebook. Now it depends on usage. It's just an ordinary LL.
    HP is an LL too, but it gets tricky here because Hewlett Packard is usually known as HP. Facebook is not commonly known as FB yet (AFAIK).
    The bottom line is, don't buy domains without a good reason, especially to sell it to a TM holder.
     
  5. TerryJohnson

    TerryJohnson King of Kings

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    I agree with deez007
    It's fine to sell
     
  6. larryscott2559

    larryscott2559 Restricted (Market)

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    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016

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