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"apple" / "mac" domain names

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by LcF, Sep 4, 2005.

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    Hi,

    I am going to create a blog site about mac tips and news. Will I get into trouble if I use "apple" or "mac" word in my domain name?
    SEMrush
    I read Apple copyright and trademark guidelines. Is it okay to use "apple" or "mac" domain name if I have "Proper Trademark Notice and Attribution" on the website?

    Thank you.
     
    LcF, Sep 4, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
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    Nice site. ;) How long does the site running?
    I don't think Apple knows the website, anyway.
     
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    I have macsnpods.com
    No probs :)
     
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    they are "mac". So, we will have problem with "apple"?
     
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    I have imac-g5.com , no prob so far ;)
     
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    .. because it is not big enough to ATTRACT traffics or Apple itself. But let it grow BIG & you'll surely get into trouble. That's my opinion. Bashing a company like that is a no - no.

    Anyway, I don't not think you'll have trouble with a domain name that supports the company like:

    mac-wow.com
    mac-love-it.com

    and so on ...but when using domain names like this .. you never know, especially when Steve Jobs is the person in charge of the company. :)

    This has been discussed in the Legal section before, you may want to look over there for similar posts. I have listed a few good place to start :-

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=27631
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=26596
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=23421
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=24064
     
    iskandar, Oct 16, 2005 IP