Question: Can You Have The Same Domain Name As Someone Else?

Can two websites have the same name?

1 Answer.

Two websites can’t have the same name because registrars only allow one owner per domain name.

If someone has already registered example.com , nobody else can use it until it is abandoned by its owner.

What if someone has a similar domain name?

Using a domain name very similar to an existing one may result in trademark infringement — the violation of someone’s trademark rights. If you infringe someone’s trademark, a court might order you to stop using the name and pay money damages to the other domain name owner.

Can someone take your domain name?

Trademark can’t be used after the fact to take away your existing domain. A common law trademark is valid for the first person to use a mark in commerce – in the class they are using it.

How do I get a domain name that is taken but not used?

It is easy to register a domain but difficult to get a site up and running. Try contacting the registrant. You can find registration information at www.whois.net. Find out if there is a reasonable explanation for the use of the name and if the registrant would be willing to sell it to you.

How many subdomains can you have?

100 subdomains

How do you use subdomains?

As an example, here’s how you do it in cPanel:

  • Log in to cPanel with the details your host provided when you opened the account.
  • Scroll to the Domains section and click Subdomains.
  • Type the name of the new subdomain you want to create in the box.
  • Select the domain for which you want to create a subdomain.

Can you get sued for having a similar domain name?

Yes you can get sued. The issue is whether your use of the domain name violates the trademark rights of this competitor. Trademarks identify the source of goods and services.

For businesses, the short answer is yes, you can register your competitor’s domain name, provided that all you are doing is mere registration.

Who owns a domain name?

To check the domain name registrant information simply visit the website such as www.whois.net or web solution providers website like GoDaddy or http://www.tucowsdomains.com. Type in the exact web address or complete domain name of the website you are seeking information for.

However, domain flipping is legal. Buying domain names has been a legal practice ever since the Internet came into being in the 1990s. Legally, buying and selling domain names is quite similar to real estate property transactions in the offline world.

Is domain name squatting illegal?

Buying and selling real estate is considered an investment, while domain squatting is illegal. If a domain squatter can’t prove a legal intent in owning the domain name, it is considered to be a bad faith registration, and he or she is considered guilty of domain squatting.

The practice is legally restricted to domain names that use words you can find in the dictionary. But some companies will buy up variations or misspellings of other well-known sites—like, say, Micorsoft.com. Those sites aren’t legal, but they can still turn a profit before the trademarked party notices.