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Domain name question.

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by arsalancfc, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. #1
    Hello as u all know about 9gag so is it safe to use the domain 9troll with different paid scipt but same type of niche in it with different content than 9gag? Or 9gag can create problems for me in future? Bcoz "9" in coming my domain 9troll please the one who knws this confirm tell me
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    Last edited: Sep 7, 2015
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  2. Domain Lead Finder

    Domain Lead Finder Greenhorn

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    #2
    You can hardly trademark the number 9, I am not a lawyer but I would be amazed if you got in trouble for using a number.
     
    Domain Lead Finder, Sep 7, 2015 IP
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    Heino Perm - Vastav Greenhorn

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    #3
    Number 9 might be no problem.
    Problem will occur useing same niche and than having a "similar" brand.
    Basically, it's all about money. For example take facebook for sueing one company in europe for useing "book" in their word (facebook won).
     
    Heino Perm - Vastav, Sep 7, 2015 IP
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    TungstonKnight Banned

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    #4
    Do you really think your website would be the only one that has thought of doing that?

    There are hundreds of similar sites that have tried to clone 9gag's business model in some way or another.

    Whether that be with some similar or spun version of their name like 9troll, 9lol, 9gags whatever.

    TBH 9gag is not an authority service like Facebook is. They probably don't have enough money to take you to court and win and make more money doing it like Facebook would or even really give a gag for that matter.
     
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  5. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #5
    If you want to make money in this game you need to have your own innovation and not just copy the success of others. Come up with a fresh idea and then you don't have to worry about legal battles over the use of the number 9.
     
    sarahk, Sep 7, 2015 IP
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  6. Salman Najeeb

    Salman Najeeb Member

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    it doesnt matter if 9 is comming in your domain if your keyword is 9troll then their is no problem
     
    Salman Najeeb, Sep 9, 2015 IP
  7. arsalancfc

    arsalancfc Member

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    So if i choose lolztoday.com so i cant use this one? Bcoz it has lolz? That might be owned by someone before me?
    so its safe to use 9troll.com and i can creating a funny meme site with different script on 9troll.com ?
     
    arsalancfc, Sep 9, 2015 IP
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    Fisker Well-Known Member

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    I think it is safe to go for it. As long as you are not using their copyright content.
     
    Fisker, Sep 9, 2015 IP
  9. arsalancfc

    arsalancfc Member

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    why dont facebook sue this site? facepaybook.com
     
    arsalancfc, Sep 9, 2015 IP
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    Heino Perm - Vastav Greenhorn

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    #10
    Like i sayd, its about money. 9gag might not even mind, if they will see it. But facebook is just an example when company has stupid amount of money and cares about holding its brand name.
     
    Heino Perm - Vastav, Sep 9, 2015 IP
  11. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    How do you know they aren't?
     
    sarahk, Sep 9, 2015 IP
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    Matthew Sayle Prominent Member

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    #12
    You shouldn't have any issue using the number 9 in your domain name, even if the site is related.

    However, you should know that 9gag didn't become popular because of their domain name.

    Putting a 9 in yours isn't going to give you any advantage over any of the other thousands of humor websites.

    I would be more concerned with posting content than your domain name - people will learn that the more your stuff is shared.
     
    Matthew Sayle, Sep 9, 2015 IP
  13. Salman Najeeb

    Salman Najeeb Member

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    #13
    Make sure first that 9troll is available and not taken by any other. if you take that then you will get a lot of competition with 9gag
     
    Salman Najeeb, Sep 9, 2015 IP
  14. arsalancfc

    arsalancfc Member

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    Bcoz that site is still up and running.

    I already own the domain name 9troll
    how about using lolztoday.com ?
     
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    arsalancfc, Sep 15, 2015 IP
  15. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    lol, I've been sued for sites and content that I never took down too. Ultimately I won, but it didn't mean that behind the scenes things weren't going on.
     
    sarahk, Sep 15, 2015 IP
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    how about using lolztoday.com ? will anyone sue me if i use this domain?
     
    arsalancfc, Oct 1, 2015 IP
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    newHOST Peon

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    #17
    If the model of the site is not like other even though they have similar domain names you should be ok.
     
    newHOST, Oct 2, 2015 IP
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    arsalancfc Member

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    By model u mean theme/script?
     
    arsalancfc, Oct 3, 2015 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    No, he means business model.

    He wants to know if you are being a copycat
     
    sarahk, Oct 3, 2015 IP
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    arsalancfc Member

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    The niche is same. Funny, meme, comics stuff but for only my country: pakistan
     
    arsalancfc, Oct 4, 2015 IP