Quick Answer: Is Domain Parking Legal?

It is legal.

Your question begins from the assumption that it is illegal.

Portfolio domain name owners often use parking pages to provide some income on the traffic that hits the domain.

Many owners register domains with the intention of building a company or brand or buying for strategic reasons.

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.

How can I tell if a domain is parked?

Check your name server settings

  • Method 1: Check the WHOIS record for your domain name.
  • Method 2: Check the name server settings in the Domain Management area.
  • If you name servers are set to anything else, then your domain name is not parked and the parking features will not be active.

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.

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.

Can someone take your domain name?

(Or, in some cases, if their ownership or usage of the domain violates someone else’s trademark.) Asking a registrar to take a domain for you won’t work, either. (Only one person can own a domain. It can’t be registered to someone else at the same time just because they live in a different country from the owner.)

Can someone steal your domain name?

Yes, someone can steal your domain name. All someone needs to do is login to your account where your domain is registered (Godaddy, Google, Bluehost, etc) “unlock” your domain and get EPP Code/Transfer code. With that information they can initiate a domain transfer.