Should Selling Domain Names Be Illegal?

Domain selling should be illegal.

Because they are RENTED.

Therefore they shouldn’t be able to sell them and profit.

They should be free (to be rented).

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.

Is it illegal to buy a competitor’s domain name?

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

Is it profitable to buy domains?

Yes, definitely it is very profitable to buy and sell domain names. It is known as domain reseller hosting. In Domain reseller hosting, you can purchase domain from another web hosting and sell it to your clients more than purchased price and that’s way you can earn profit from them.

Is Domain Parking illegal?

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. There are various forms of protection out there and buying a domain may be considered one of them.

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.

Is Domain Flipping still profitable?

Hand-Registering Domain Names Is Not Quite Profitable.

Flipping hand-registered domain names for a huge profit is quite possible, but keep in mind that you cannot make a profit of more than $300 by doing so.

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.

Can someone buy my domain name?

The first step in buying a domain someone else owns is finding out who the other person is. You can do this by using WHOIS. You can still contact them if they have their domain name registered with GoDaddy by scrolling to the bottom of our WHOIS lookup and choosing the option to “Contact Domain Holder.”

Can someone else use my domain name?

1129, it is unlawful to register a domain name that consists of, or is similar to, the name of another living person without their consent (note there are few exceptions). Several states (including California) also have a similar state law regarding the registration of someone else’s personal name as domain name.