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NameCheap.com Scam!! Do Not Buy From them domains!

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by imranamen6, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Currency Trader

    Currency Trader Member

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    #41
    No, it's not a scam

    I'm betting that Air France made a complaint and Namecheap shit a brick!
    SEMrush
     
    Currency Trader, Feb 20, 2013 IP
  2. dowser

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    #42
    I think the main issue here is that the OP has not been notified that there is a legal challenge for his domain and should have been served a notice.
    I have one domain with a trademark and was notified that there was a legal issue, but found out it was one of those "trade mark bounty hunters" that will try to intimidate you to give up your domain in their favor and I simply ignored it and it went away.

    But that sucks and I will evaluate it as I wouldn't want to be in a similar situation...
     
    dowser, Feb 21, 2013 IP
  3. Currency Trader

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    #43
    You're right, but from personal experience, I can tell you, as soon as the hosting company gets a legal notice from a law firm, about trademark infringement, you can say goodbye to your account

    I was in dispute with the .com owners of the same domain I registered as .co.uk - I repeatedly had my site deleted without any warning or consultation of any kind - the site was just deleted by the hosting company - happened 3 times in a row, till I finally found a hosting company that told the law company to sort it out between ourselves and leave the hosting company out of it

    In my case, I won, as the US law firm had to bring a legal case against a UK individual or UK hosting company - and they didn't - but it wasn't worth the hassle
     
    Currency Trader, Feb 21, 2013 IP
  4. WebHostDog

    WebHostDog Banned

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    #44
    Trademark is probably hard to fight.
     
    WebHostDog, Mar 7, 2013 IP
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    FunkyDog Well-Known Member

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    #45
    With all do respect but a domain name with a TM in it that clearly is named to make money from that name (online third party booking for Air France Tickets) is ASKING for trouble...
     
    FunkyDog, Mar 7, 2013 IP
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    #46
    Well, before removing the domain from your account, NameCheap should notify you as well..
     
    Serp Creation, Mar 8, 2013 IP
  7. Faburu

    Faburu Peon

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    #47
    Sorry to zombie post, but this raises an interesting question. If I have a domain, let's say it's cougar.com, or applied.com. I own this domain for 10 years, then Applied Steel comes along and say "applied is a registered tm" or Mercury comes along and cries "trademark infringement". Are they now going to take my domain without me getting a fat paycheck? (yes, I know the airfrance was very specific)
     
    Faburu, Sep 2, 2018 IP
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    Wiredphase Peon

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    #48
    Yes, I agree. evenif there was a trademark issue, the OP should have received some notification regarding the change. Removing the domain without any trace is unethical.
     
    Wiredphase, Sep 28, 2018 IP
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    #49
    I have always used NameCheap for all my domains without issue but surely they can't just remove it without at least letting you know.
     
    UKSurvivalGuides, Jan 8, 2019 IP
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    bountysite Greenhorn Premium Member

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    #50
    Namecheap did what it had to, as this had to do with Trademarks. But, I am not sure if reseller matters.
    Wouldn't this happen even if you had registered with ICANN accredited registrar?
     
    bountysite, Jan 8, 2019 IP