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Can I use the same website name as someone else?

Can I use the same website name as someone else?

Using a domain name very similar to an existing one may result in trademark infringement — the violation of someone’s trademark rights. If you infringe someone’s trademark, a court might order you to stop using the name and pay money damages to the other domain name owner.

How do you check if a name is available for a website?

There are a couple of ways to see if the website name you want is available. The easiest method is to type the domain name you’re interested in into our search box and we’ll tell you if the domain is available for registration. You can also search for the domain in Whois Lookup.

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How do you choose a unique name for a website?

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name

  1. Use The Right Domain Name Extensions (.com, . org, . net)
  2. Brandable Over Generic.
  3. Short Is Better Than Long.
  4. Make Sure It’s Easy To Type.
  5. Make Sure It’s Easy To Pronounce.
  6. Avoid Hyphens And Numbers.
  7. Consider Using “Niche” Keywords That Reflect Your Website.
  8. Think Long-Term Over Short-Term.

What should my personal website name be?

When it comes to domain names for personal brands, broadly speaking, you can go one of three ways: Use your own name. So you could have YourName.com, YourName.co.uk, or YourName.net – whatever you decide to go for. A few highly-successful online entrepreneurs out there, like Marie Forleo or Chris Ducker, do this.

Are website names copyrighted?

No, for a variety of reasons web addresses (also known as a domain names or URLs) aren’t protected by copyright. Even though copyright doesn’t protect domain names, that doesn’t mean domain names are entirely unprotected. Trademark law protects web addresses. All sorts of names and designs can be trademarks.

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How do I know if a name is taken?

In most states, the website of the state business filing agency includes an online entity name check tool. You can use the online tool to search business names and find out whether another business is already using the name you have chosen.

Can I make up my own domain name?

Anyone can buy a domain name. To do so, you visit a domain name registrar, such as A2, GoDaddy, or Namecheap, key in the domain you want to buy, and pay a fee. You can’t buy just any domain, of course—only one that isn’t already registered by another person or business and that bears a valid domain suffix.