write to [email protected]
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 11:33 PM
We are writing concerning your registration and use of the domain name adsbyfacebook.xxx, which contains the famous Facebook trademark.
As you undoubtedly know, Facebook is the leading online social network service. Facebook adopted the name and trademark Facebook in February 2004 and, since that time, Facebook has actively used the Facebook name and trademark in connection with its online social network service, including maintaining the web site www.Facebook.com
. The term Facebook is one of the most famous trademarks on the Internet. Facebook owns exclusive trademark rights to the Facebook name in the United States and internationally, including related common law rights. Accordingly, Facebook enjoys broad trademark rights in its name.
Facebook has made a substantial investment in developing and providing its services. As a result of Facebook’s pioneering efforts and devoting substantial effort and resources to providing only high quality services, the Facebook name and trademarks are widely known among the consuming public worldwide, and the name and trademarks embody substantial and valuable goodwill.
Accordingly, we were concerned when we learned of your registration and use of adsbyfacebook.com. As we hope you can appreciate, protection of its trademarks is very important to Facebook. Your registration and use of adsbyfacebook.com violates the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.) because it infringes and dilutes the famous Facebook trademark.
Infringement occurs when a third party’s use of a company’s trademark (or a confusingly similar variation thereof) is likely to confuse consumers as to the affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of the third party’s services. Trademark dilution occurs when a third party’s use of a variation of a company’s trademark is likely to lessen the distinctiveness of the company’s famous trademark.
We have filed several proceedings before the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization's arbitration panel. Facebook has prevailed in each case and the domain names at issue were all ordered to be transferred to Facebook. Facebook is concerned that your unauthorized use of the Facebook name may cause confusion as to whether you or your company’s activities are authorized, endorsed or sponsored by Facebook when, in fact, they are not.
We understand that you may have registered adsbyfacebook.com without full knowledge of the law in this area. However, Facebook is concerned about your use of the Facebook trademark in your domain name. As you may know, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act provides for serious penalties (up to $100,000 per domain name) against persons who, without authorization, use, sell, or offer for sale a domain name that infringes another’s trademark.
While Facebook respects your right of expression and your desire to conduct business on the Internet, Facebook must enforce its own rights in order to protect its valuable and famous trademark. For these reasons, and to avoid consumer confusion, Facebook must insist that you immediately stop using adsbyfacebook.com and disable any site available at that address. You should not sell, offer to sell, or transfer the domain name to a third party and should let the domain registration expire.
Please confirm in writing that you will agree to resolve this matter as requested. If we do not receive confirmation from you that you will comply with our request, we will have no choice but to pursue all available remedies against you.
My Email Repeat :
Thank you for write email to us,
honest i,m very very surprised here while open and read email come
from facebook legal departement contact to my inbox email here.
i,m admin of agenwebxxx.xxxx who owner domain adsbyfacebook.xxx
This is a cyber only, all people can registration all domain names
without any prohibitted.
i dont think about yahoo, google, alexa, paypal, ebay, or facebook or
name or domain or anything, we are same in online business ok, you run
your business and we run also thats it.
No warning from ICANN about the domain registration or transfer or
backorder or renewal because this is a all people right and own their
money for buy all domains, by the way if you interesting to own this
domain adsbyfacebook.xxx is ok if any quotation come to us for
reimbursed and transfer it directly with full guaranted satisfaction
and you can have and own it as per your facebook.com name.
we have many domain names also who buy and use by the others with have
good record and good ranking in this cyber also but this is not make
our trademark problems like my putdomain.xxx. the people use
putdomain.xxx is ok and we are a fair minded here in indonesia my
The trademark in cyber is under control by all people and cannot
information with penalties or make others hurt, same with yahoo or
google or aol or anything, hope you understand we are in cyber talk
and relationships please correct me if i,m wrong, my english is very
bad but can have time to reply with my regards and my human being
lovely. thank you very much brother
zachrie networks inc - selfdomain.xxx