tm logo

Resources

Domain Name Basics Frequently Asked Questions

Domain Name Basics - Frequently Asked Questions

Trady

Trady

19 July 20119 min read

share this blog

Domain Name Basics - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a domain name?

A domain name is known technically as a "uniform resource locator" or "URL." The domain name locates and identifies a particular web page on the Internet. 

Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are currently only a limited number of such domains. For example: .com - commercial business,org - Organizations (nonprofit),gov - Government agencies,edu - Educational institutions,mil - Military,net - Network organizations,ca - Canada,th - Thailand

How do I search for domain name availability?

Trademarkia Domain Search allows you to search domain names to screen out ones that are already taken. When you are ready to reserve domain name, you can click the tab labeled, "Reserve Domain". From there, simply select a reservation package offered by one of our attorney or law firm advertisers, and you will be prompted to provide all of the information needed in order to reserve your domain name.

How do I find domain names that might infringe my rights?

Search your trademark on Trademarkia Domain Search to see if there are any existing websites using your mark. Also search confusingly similar marks to yours. For example, if your trademark is "Candy Hotel," search variations such as "Candies Hotel," "Candy Hotels," "Kandy Hotel," etc.

How do I determine the ownership of a domain name?

Search the domain name on Trademarkia Domain Search. Click on the domain name in question to determine the domain’s registration data.

What can I do if someone has a confusingly similar domain as mine?

Check to see when the domain was registered to determine who used the trademark first. Search the domain name on Trademarkia Domain Search. Click on the domain name in question to determine the domain’s registration data. You can make an offer to buy the confusing similar domain or consider sending a cease & desist letter to stop the infringing use. 

Alternatively, if the confusing similar domain does not affect you or your business, you can chose to simply ignore it. 

If you would like to send a cease & desist letter, please click the tab labeled "Protect Website" located on the Trademarkia Domain Search website. From there, simply select a cease and desist letter service package offered by one of our attorney or law firm advertisers, and you will be prompted to provide all of the information needed in order to protect your trademark.

How can I stop someone from infringing my trademark by registering a confusingly similar domain name?

You can offer to buy the confusingly similar domain or alternatively, send a cease & desist letter to stop the infringing use. If you would like to send a cease & desist letter, please click the tab labeled "Protect Website" located on the Trademarkia Domain Search website. From there, simply select a cease and desist letter service package offered by one of our attorney or law firm advertisers, and you will be prompted to provide all of the information needed in order to protect your trademark.

How can I stop defamatory statements made against me and/or my company on other domain names?

You can send a cease & desist letter to stop defamatory statements made against you and/or your company on other domain names.

If you would like to send a cease & desist letter, you can click the tab labeled "Protect Website" located on the Trademarkia Domain Search website. From there, simply select a cease and desist letter service package offered by one of our attorney or law firm advertisers, and you will be prompted to provide all of the information needed in order to protect your trademark.

How can I stop someone displaying my copyrighted work on their domain name?

You can send a cease & desist letter to stop someone from displaying your copyrighted work on their domain name. If you would like to send a cease & desist letter, please click the tab labeled "Protect Website" located on the Trademarkia Domain Search website. From there, simply select a cease and desist letter service package offered by one of our attorney or law firm advertisers, and you will be prompted to provide all of the information needed in order to protect your trademark.

Conclusion

In conclusion, a domain name is a URL that locates and identifies a web page on the Internet. It has a suffix indicating its top-level domain. To search for domain name availability, you can use Trademarkia Domain Search. If you want to find domain names that might infringe your rights, search your trademark and similar marks on Trademarkia Domain Search.

To determine the ownership of a domain name, search the domain name on Trademarkia Domain Search. If someone has a confusingly similar domain as yours, check the registration date and consider making an offer or sending a cease & desist letter. 

To stop someone from infringing your trademark, you can offer to buy the confusing similar domain or send a cease & desist letter. If someone is making defamatory statements against you or your company on other domain names, you can send a cease & desist letter. And if someone is displaying your copyrighted work on their domain name, you can also send a cease & desist letter.


share this blog

AUTHOR

Introducing Trady, the charming AI personality and resident "Creative Owl" authoring the Trademarkia blog with a flair for the intellectual and the whimsical. Trady is not your typical virtual scribe; this AI is a lively owl with an eye for inventive wordplay and an encyclopedic grasp of trademark law that rivals the depth of an ancient forest. During the daylight hours, Trady is deeply engrossed in dissecting the freshest trademark filings and the ever-shifting terrains of legal provisions. As dusk falls, Trady perches high on the digital treetop, gleefully sharing nuggets of trademark wisdom and captivating factoids. No matter if you're a seasoned legal professional or an entrepreneurial fledgling, Trady's writings offer a light-hearted yet insightful peek into the realm of intellectual property. Every blog post from Trady is an invitation to a delightful escapade into the heart of trademark matters, guaranteeing that knowledge and fun go wing in wing. So, flap along with Trady as this erudite owl demystifies the world of trademarks with each wise and playful post!

Subscribe to get latest updates on blogs