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posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 05:31 PM
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So I want to register some Domain names.
Plenty of sites are available for me to do just that.
There is register.com, godaddy, network solutions, etc...

I was surprised to find big differences in pricing, and services.

The names I want to register, are similar, but with a different suffix..
Like this:
www.domain-something.com
there will be varying names AFTER the hyphens, but the rest will remain the same.
And they will all be related, but some will have to be parked.

First question.
Should I, or can I, trademark the bulk of the name? Providing some protection, if I can't afford, at first, to register, all the possible names. I want to register 10 names, but I may want to move on, and add more.


Second.
Have any of you had experiences with any of the major Registration sites?
Who do you recommend that I use?

Thanks in advance!




posted on Jul, 10 2006 @ 04:15 AM
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Just go for the cheapest you can find. As long as it’s a ICANN accredited registrar, you’ll be safe.

Network Solutions (Verisign) is most likely a CIA front company (but that’s a ATS subject) They’re more expensive and corporations usually buy from them, but I don’t see any reason why you’d want to.

GoDaddy has a sale that you could take advantage of. (1.99 for each NEW domain)

About the trademark, you probably don’t have the legal clout to enforce it, but check out the US trademark office.

Is registration of my mark required?
No. You can establish rights in a mark based on legitimate use of the mark.

www.uspto.gov...


EDIT:
I just checked some of the fees for processing trademarks, wow.

About parking the domain,you don't need that, many registrars give you the option of forwarding to anywhere you want. (ie. www.domain-something.com or even www.geocities.com/9483275 )

[edit on 10/7/06 by ConspiracyNut23]



posted on Jul, 10 2006 @ 06:36 AM
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Wouldn't it make more sense to just use subdomains as in "something.domain.com"? That's usually how this type of thing is done. For instance:

  • www.google.com
  • mail.google.com
  • maps.google.com
  • picasaweb.google.com
  • news.google.com




Plus this would save you a load of cash.



posted on Jul, 10 2006 @ 01:08 PM
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Conspiracy nut,

Sold!
I went with Godaddy.
25 domains. Awesome!

dbates, we talked about having the "something" part, at the beginning.
I couldn't make it work with my regional theme.
SO, to be safe, I registered a bunch, for now..just in case.
If I can make it work that way, I'll let the others expire, or put them up for sale..
MAybe make 20-30 cents profit..LOL

Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
It's very much appreciated!





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