WebDomain name surname.com: it's possibile to register and use?

AGX

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 12, 2014
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Hi,

I have bought a web domain only for my personal email, the domain is like:

http://www.namesurname.com

I use the info@namesurname.com combination, but now I have a doubt:

- another people with an identical name and surname can ask a reassign procedure to ICANN?

I ask this because i started to use this address for very important email.

And I prefer to know if register it was a good or bad idea
 

MacSociology

macrumors regular
Aug 13, 2006
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Battleground Europe?!
If it was a trademarked name they could do it, but as it is a surname they probably wouldn't be able to fo it. ICANN will usually be strict in these cases which would benefit your case. Remember to turn on registrar lock if you haven't already done do.

To further protect your domain you could follow the recommendations on this website:

http://www.betterwhois.com/domainhijacking.htm
 

D.T.

macrumors G4
Sep 15, 2011
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Vilano Beach, FL
A friend and biz partner of mine and I have both had firstnamelastname.com domains for over 15 years, and never had a hint of an issue. While my name is a little less common, it's not way off-the-rails, and his is very common.

Way back in the very late 90s, very early 2000s we started using me@<your_name>.com which I always thought was fun for personal correspondence. :D
 
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iConnected

macrumors 6502a
Feb 17, 2011
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It's your name :)

As long as it isn't someone else's trade mark (as MacSociology said), you have as much right to register and use it as anyone else.
 
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