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My domain plus an additional extension used by someone else

Labeled as question in Legal Discussion started by bobs1964, Oct 28, 2018.

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  1. bobs1964

    bobs1964 New Member

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    hi, I have a domain name with my actual name plus.com (myname.com)

    I noticed someone is using the exact same except there is another extension added (myname,com.au)

    Is this legally allowed?

    thanks for any knowledge/advice on this
     
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  2. WINNA

    WINNA Established Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it. As long as you have the .com you are fine. The other extensions are about to be null and void
     
  3. AbdulBasit.com

    AbdulBasit.com DomainsWeb.com AbdulBasit.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, why not.

    I don't see any issue as there are hundreds and thousands of people with same name so anyone can register in any extension unless you've TM and someone is infringing on your TM.
     
  4. Poison

    Poison MoshCrate.com ★★★★★★★★★★

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    .com.au is an actual extension, you cannot just tag letters onto .com as you please,so yes, it's legal.
     
  5. viniproject09

    viniproject09 Established Member

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    Yes, Its a different extension and its legal. You can't take any legal action with the owner of that domain.
     
  6. Abhi007007

    Abhi007007 Established Member

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    I have similar question but in opposite way.

    I drop caught a .com domain (not revealing the name for legal purpose).
    Now i have found that there is an Australian company with the same name that have .com.au , .net , .training , .de and may be 1-2 more extensions.
    But they don't have the .com
    Since i am looking to sell out my domain name, can i contact to the company? Is it possible that they take the domain from me for free stating Legal Matters. The domain name is not trademarked yet.

    Also can i sell it big?

    Suggestions please.
     
  7. viniproject09

    viniproject09 Established Member

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    Yes, Sure you can contact the company if they are interested . You can even contact their competitor. Then it could be a fight and your domain price will go up . :)
     

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