.us or .net to compete with .com

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  1. Revenued Domains

    Revenued Domains New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I plan to start an online business selling mobile phone parts and accessories. Phontronics.com was unavailable so I purchased phontronixs.com, phontronics.us and phontronics.net.

    Phontronics.com is the website of a well established company that repairs mobile phones. Of the three names that I own, which one is most likely to succeed given the Internet presence of phontronics.com?

    Thanks

    Ken
     
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  2. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr PRYCR.COM Business Account VIP

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    Personally, based on your planned use, I would change the name a little and I would want to stay with a .com.

    What do you think of Phontroniks.com? I would make sure your name is different.
     
  3. Dynadot

    Dynadot Active Member Dynadot Staff Business Account VIP

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    In that situation, I wouldn't use the .us or .net version. People sometimes get into auto pilot when typing in domain names and they might end up at the other companies website.

    Samuel L Dotson
     
  4. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Business Member Business Account VIP

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    phonetronix.com is available and looks great. Good luck!
     
  5. Revenued Domains

    Revenued Domains New Member

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    Thank you Dynadot and Recons.

    Point well taken. So here is my follow-up question. Since I already owned the .us and .net domains can they be monetized? (Throwing this term around but don't really have a good understanding of the concept :) )
     
  6. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Business Member Business Account VIP

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    I doubt they have traffic, so hence you won't be able to monetize ) just forward to your new brand and then let them expire.
     
  7. Revenued Domains

    Revenued Domains New Member

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    Thanks Silentptnr.

    You think Phontroniks is more appropriate than Phontronix?
     
  8. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr PRYCR.COM Business Account VIP

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    I like Phontronix better. In your original post you put Phontronixs. I don't like that so much with the s.
     
  9. Loxline

    Loxline Established Member

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    tronix = 9 TMs , 7 TMs cellular/mobile telephone etc related (check before go)
     
  10. JB Lions

    JB Lions Business Member Business Account VIP

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    Get a brand new name, don't try to ride off the success of another company by using their name.
     
  11. LovingLife

    LovingLife Established Member

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    I would get a refund on those names and register a new name that is not similar to an already established business.
     
  12. Revenued Domains

    Revenued Domains New Member

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    Good catch! "Phontronixs" was a typo.
     
  13. Revenued Domains

    Revenued Domains New Member

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    What do you mean by, "tronix = 9 TMs , 7 TMs cellular/mobile telephone'?
     
  14. Loxline

    Loxline Established Member

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    Recons.Com Business Member Business Account VIP

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    what does tronix tm have to do with phontronix? Are you TM expert?

    Do you give up registering domains, where part of the word is a TM? Give me a few of your domains and I will find TMs for parts of them.
     
  16. anantj

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    Bad idea to register a name so close to the domain name (and common mark/trademark) of an established business. They can always file a UDRP against you citing bad faith and deceptively/confusingly similar, especially since you are planning a business similar in industry to their's - mobile phones
     
  17. Revenued Domains

    Revenued Domains New Member

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    I hear you Anantj but can a UDRP complaint be filed if the filer's name is not a trademark?
     
  18. anantj

    anantj Active Member VIP

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    Yes. There is something known as a common law trademark which is not required for a formal filing. IANAL so please consult one but this is definitely risky to pursue
     

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