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  • Mike McCarthy

    How does the possibility that the same mark is used by two different companies in different fields impact domain names? For example, “United.” Maybe a person knows about a trademark, but registers the domain name for a different set of goods or services. Is this legit?

    • My understanding is that in that case it’s a bit different if it’s a generic word vs. a made up word. In the case of something like “United” or “Apple” or another word that is also a common word, the industry/category your site is in will play an important factor. For instance, a United Poker site would not conflict with United Airlines, but a United travel blog probably wouldn’t be ok because it can cause confusion for visitors who might think that the site is published on behalf of United Airlines.