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Old 01-30-2009, 07:13 PM   #31
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Re: Questions Regarding LLC's, Domain Names, Zoning, Certs, Insurance, Etc.

I forgot to mention that another home just down the street popped up as a "health club" on Google Maps when I ran a search for "gym." I'm not sure what's up with that. I went over there tonight when I saw it, to see if they knew about that, and if it was correct, if they had any advice for me, but no one was home at the time.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:50 AM   #32
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Re: Questions Regarding LLC's, Domain Names, Zoning, Certs, Insurance, Etc.

Although there is nothing in the domain registration procedures to prevent it, grabbing a domain with "CrossFit" in it is a trademark violation, just like grabbing a domain which contains Nike or Coca-Cola. You can be sued for trademark infringement, cybersquatting, and/or forced to give up the domain via a process called the Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Procedure.

If you are squatting on a domain that CFHQ licenses to someone else, you will have to give it up. If you are approved for affiliation and someone is squatting on the domain that CFHQ licenses to you, then the CF legal team will go to work to get the domain for you.

See the information on becoming an affiliate, where domain squatting is specifically addressed:
http://www.CrossFit.com/cf-affiliate...liation2.shtml
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:56 PM   #33
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Re: Questions Regarding LLC's, Domain Names, Zoning, Certs, Insurance, Etc.

Dan, that topic had already been thoroughly discussed and answered by another staff member, in this very thread.
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