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  1. #1
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    What if someone buys MyName.com?

    If someone buys MyLegalName.com (My real name.) and puts a blog about me on it....can I get the domain myself? or?

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    I don't think you can. Your legal name can be the legal name of another person as well
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    There are a lot of people with same names like John Smith. So you won't be able to do something in this situation.

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    Nothing you can do except register that name yourself. I registered my name in .com and .net
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    What you think the person is posting on the blog about you may not be about you, but about him. Unless s/he uploads photos of the real you.

    However, You can get the domain if the current owner agrees to sell/release it to you.

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    If someone buys MyLegalName.com (My real name.) and puts a blog about me
    I suppose you need to start working against him. If you haven't gave any permission for that you can contact and ask to stop and remove that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiberForum View Post
    I suppose you need to start working against him. If you haven't gave any permission for that you can contact and ask to stop and remove that.
    Not an option. This person really dislikes me...so without forcefully taking it from him, there is no getting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanP View Post
    Not an option. This person really dislikes me...so without forcefully taking it from him, there is no getting it.
    Sounds like a bad position to be in - if they post anything that isn't obviously their opinion and isn't factual you could consider legal action for libel. As long as what they're posting is clearly their opinion of you and isn't a misrepresentation of fact there won't be much you can do.
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    I'm not sure you can do anything about it really. Perhaps you can settle your differences somehow. ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanP View Post
    Not an option. This person really dislikes me...so without forcefully taking it from him, there is no getting it.
    It seems literally impossible in this case unless you go to court on Trademark grounds.
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    You can always contact the registrant and ask him to sale the domain for you.

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    You cannot get that domain but if you have any registered company then only you may get taht domain.

    Quote Originally Posted by DylanP View Post
    If someone buys MyLegalName.com (My real name.) and puts a blog about me on it....can I get the domain myself? or?

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    I have since gotten the blog suspended, and the main site suspended by their host for slander.

    Slander is illegal, and that's what they're doing.


    I am now trying to get the domain from ICANN/GoDaddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humawebdesign View Post
    You cannot get that domain but if you have any registered company then only you may get taht domain.
    And what can that "registered company" do that an individual can't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanP View Post
    can I get the domain myself?
    No.

    Whether you can take action for defamation is a different matter, but you cant just get the domain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by humawebdesign View Post
    You cannot get that domain but if you have any registered company then only you may get taht domain.
    That is incorrect, it may be correct for some country level extensions but it isnít correct for .com's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanP View Post
    Not an option. This person really dislikes me...so without forcefully taking it from him, there is no getting it.


    "Kill..."

    *Ahem* Sorry I meant buy some flowers and ask nicely.



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    no, but if you can contact the person who register the domain, you can negotiation to buy the domain from who register this domain.

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    It's nice to know that you have successfully done it. What have you done to make his blog suspended?

    Quote Originally Posted by DylanP View Post
    I have since gotten the blog suspended, and the main site suspended by their host for slander.

    Slander is illegal, and that's what they're doing.


    I am now trying to get the domain from ICANN/GoDaddy.

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    If you want that name, just try to register with the others TLD's
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    Why does domain name protects company trademark and not individual? is there alternatives?
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