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gamelodge
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Hi Guys

If i want to register the domain name -

Magentothemes.com.au or magento-themes.com.au etc..

And if i was then to create a website selling themes for magento. Would this be a breach of the License or trademark?

If it is a breach, what would the process be to still aquire such domain names within the guidlines of the magento License?

 
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The domain name would be a problem (please read our trademark FAQ). Otherwise you should be good to go.

 
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but how exactly is the license/copyright enforced? i mean this piece of crap http://www.magento.cn/ is still online…

 
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Yes - it is still online. Hopefully not for long. We are taking action and will aggressively protect our trademarks.

 
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Roy, thanks for answer. Can you pls make things clearer ?

In short, am I allowed to buy some domains like magentoxyz.com, magento123.com, etc. for selling themes or offering services for Magento?

If not, so did the License mean such kind of websites MAY NOT use the word “magento” in their domains ?

Forgive me if I’m asking a stupid question but the License Notice (FAQ) somewhat confused me.

 
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@Red Free - You can not use Magento in a domain name as the name is trademarked.

 
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What about these:
http://magento-extensions.com/
http://hosting4magento.com/
www.magentotutorials.org
www.exploremagento.com <- Awesome site would be a pity to shut down
www.magentoblog.com
www.magento-china.com

----- there are many many more out there…

------- - do sub domains fall under the trademark to? -----
www.magento.stumbleupon.com
http://magentoecommerce.blogspot.com/

 
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Could you please clarify the above, as I would also like to open a ,magento theme website using a magento name in my domain name, and I feel all these guys are getting a head start on me because I am trying to do the right thing, if I open a site with magento in the domain name selling magento themes & extensions etc, will I be prosecuted or is there a means to apply for exemption and if so have all these other sites done so and how do I do it?

 
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Our trademark policy has been public since the first day of our launch and we have and will continue to protect it. This does in fact include subdomains.

 
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Just curious but if it was a whole world say “MagentoBowling” something random since its 1 words it would be seperate to Magento? For example “Amazon” wouldnt be the same as “AmazonDirect”. If that makes sense? Cause how I see it “MagentoBowling” would become a whole new brand name in itself seperating it from Magento alltogether. If not the surley anyone could be done for using parts of words like “Magento” using the part “Mage” if that is allready a trademark? I just want to see where this stands.

 
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