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    Question Question About Reserving Domain Names

    I'm creating a Browser-Based MMORPG and have chosen a name for it. I've decided upon a name for it and done a check on the website of a web site host company to see if the domain is available, which showed that both the .com and .net versions of it are available. I'm thinking of going for the .com domain.

    Even though the game is nowhere near ready to go online even for an alpha version, should i register the domain and just set up a simple front page to stop anyone using that name for their own game in the time it takes to create my game? Given the fact that it is going to be a game, would i be legally required to register it somewhere?

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    Register the name ASAP before it gets Whois-hijacked.

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    I've registered the domain and for the website, i've got just the very basic package.

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    I'd just register it, wouldn't even bother with hosting (for now).
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    Once you've bought the domain it's yours until renewal, and all domains are registered on a first-come first-serve basis. SO long as you can prove that you intend to use the name for a valid website, there's no legal case against you for forcing you to give up the domain.

    Corbis just recently lost the case to win corbis.net because the development frim was able to show they were using the name for a purpose. It's only likely that big names will go after you anyway if you infringe on their branding sensibilities, so I wouldn't worry about small disputes.


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