So there is a member on Namepros that asked for advice on a name that they thought might be a problem intellectual property wise.
The name was getvisacard.com, members of the community advised against the name and the member had the registration cancelled.
Now they are having second thoughts, wondering if they made a mistake because they see other names with the keyword both sold and listed for sale.
Names listed for sale mean nothing, all it means is someone else wants to play with fire. The names that sold that are mentioned in the article, two of them don’t show sold according to Namebio. The one he left out was the biggest sale visacards.com for $10,000 on NameJet. Guess who owns that? Visa. It was actually left to expire and Visa International won the name at auction on NameJet.
Visa International has won UDRP’s and taken back names like, VisaGiftCard.com, Verified – By – Visa.com, one haul that included:
visabank.org, visabanking.com, visabanking.net, visabanking.org and visb.org.
The advice to stay away from potential tm’s is always the right advice, especially for a new domain investor. Yes some older and more experienced domain investors play or have played that game. Maybe they win, maybe they lose, but either way they have the bankroll to stay in the game.
As I have written before, even if you win the UDRP there is no guarantee you are in the clear. What would this new domainer do if they won the UDRP, and then lost in court and lost the name, the legal fees incurred by Visa International, and $50,000 to $100,000?