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    Smile Google in the domain

    Hi this may sound silly or weird. What if I chose to register a domain of two words (generic) with 'Google' as one of the words in it? How good can that be?

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    look at www.googleguide.com
    it has PR7 and does not belong to google

    This this is ok for have google in the domain name.

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    There is no advantage or disadvantage of having "Google" in domain name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asif451 View Post
    There is no advantage or disadvantage of having "Google" in domain name.
    Ah, but there will be a disadvantage having Google in the domain name if it's
    intended to make money off their trademark. And that's not allowed in most if
    not all scenarios.

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    Is there any prove that Google will not like it? I mean Google guide line for webmasters doesn't say any thing about that.

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    You can certainly register a domain name with Google in the name but you run the risk of them at any time choosing to send you a cease and desist letter if they want you to relinquish the domain name. They probably won't bother you but if your site gets big then it could be an issue. Not something that I would ever want to risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeljonathan View Post
    You can certainly register a domain name with Google in the name but you run the risk of them at any time choosing to send you a cease and desist letter if they want you to relinquish the domain name. They probably won't bother you but if your site gets big then it could be an issue. Not something that I would ever want to risk.
    google is google and not googlem or googlen etc

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    google is google and not googlem or googlen etc
    Haha good luck with that if that is your only defense in a trademark suit.
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    We've seen lot of blogs with google as part of the sub domain , go ahead and pick one main domains with google in it...
    Its not a big advantage but it must help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suganindia View Post
    We've seen lot of blogs with google as part of the sub domain
    Yup, and we've seen lots of people violating the speed limit while not getting
    caught. Those that do, though, tend to pay a price.

    Maybe Google will bother you, maybe they won't. But only they will decide to
    go after someone or not for potentially infringing their trademark.

    Heck, search Yahoo or whatever non-Google search engine for Google domain
    trademark and you'll find a few results. They even went after a Netherlands-
    based man for registering and using domains bearing their mark for commercial
    use without their permission.

    But hey, up to each and every one if they're up to playing the game..and deal
    with the results as they occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zan View Post
    Yup, and we've seen lots of people violating the speed limit while not getting caught. Those that do, though, tend to pay a price.
    Great point!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zan View Post
    Maybe Google will bother you, maybe they won't. But only they will decide to go after someone or not for potentially infringing their trademark.
    Trademarked domains rarely if ever pay off in the long run. If you're noticed - which is likely if your site using a domain name succeeds - don't worry about them coming after you, but EXPECT them to come after you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zan View Post
    But hey, up to each and every one if they're up to playing the game..and deal with the results as they occur.
    For myself, I know I'd never want to take that chance.

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    If you cant make some $$$ what is the use

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zan View Post
    Ah, but there will be a disadvantage having Google in the domain name if it's
    intended to make money off their trademark. And that's not allowed in most if
    not all scenarios.
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    Most people don't face problem using it..
    but Google is a trademark and according to rules, if google doesn't like your domain. They can take it from you, which is rare IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_J View Post
    If you cant make some $$$ what is the use
    Indeed. But for some people, it's not always about the $$$.

    You can thank trademark laws for drawing a few lines what one can't do.

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    it actually depends on you, if you try to impersonate Google as if you are some sort of a section or representative of google.
    then yes, you will be in trouble..

    other wise none of the two will bother.


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