same domain but different extension

Posted on 2013-09-27
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
Hello experts,

Is this illegal to order and own an existing domain such as ABC or XYZ ... ( any existing and pre-owned ) with a different extension?

Just as example, let's say I'm interested in www.ExpertsExchange.cn but already ExpertsExchange.com exists, can I get that and launch it ?

Any advice?

Question by:akohan
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Accepted Solution

☠ MASQ ☠ earned 400 total points
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You can launch it but the legal position will depend on the jurisdiction governing the registraion

This is part of what is described as cybersquatting.


Assisted Solution

Kwoof earned 400 total points
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Cybersquatting...don't do it unless you really have a product/business with that name or a REALLY good reason (that you can defend) to use that site name

Author Comment

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Thank you both for advice. it seems I  better to say away from any chance that might give me hard time in future.  it is not worth going through that path.


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