With clever (and even not-so-clever) names for websites disappearing faster than you can say "Internet Start-Up," e-entrepreneurs need to know that their choice won't be whisked out from under their ISPs.
This book explains in plain English how to choose, register and protect a domain name that works. Written both for those shepherding an existing business onto the Web and those launching an e-commerce start-up, it explains how to:
* check on the availability of a domain name and register it * check the trademark status of a domain name * register a domain name electronically with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office * determine your rights as the owner of a domain name * proceed if a desirable domain name has already been snagged
Bursting with up-to-date information, including the latest on federal anti-cybersquatting legislation, Domain Names includes a sample dispute notification letter and a sample domain-name sales agreement. Be king of your domain name with this user-friendly guide!
About the Author
Stephen R. Elias is an attorney, an editor at Nolo.com, and author of many Nolo titles, including: Patent, Copyright and Trademark; How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Trademark: Legal Care For Your Business and Product Name, Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law, and Nolo's Pocket Guide to Family Law. Steve has been interviewed by most major media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, Money Magazine and more. He received his law degree from Hastings College of Law and practiced law in California, New York and Vermont before joining Nolo in 1980. In recent years much of Steve's time at Nolo has been devoted to the fields of self-help legal software and online legal information. He is one of the original authors/designers of Nolo's bestselling WillMaker program, as well as the software version of Nolo's Patent It Yourself.
Patricia Gima graduated from Hastings College of the Law in 1992 and has been an intellectual property attorney and an editor at Nolo since 1994. Patricia is co-author of Nolo's Pocket Guide to California Law and The Trademark Registration Kit.