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STARTUP.DIGITAL
Keyword Domain
For Sale

Legal Notices

KLIQS.COM LLC has registered and is the owner of many domain names: many containing similar commonly used generic terms ("dictionary words"), purchased primarily for the purpose of SEO/LEAD GEN or RESALE.

KLIQS.COM LLC WILL CLAIM IN ANY LEGAL ACTION that our domains involve commonly-used generic terms/elements, popular search keywords, and is consistent with their business of acquiring domain names (including common, dictionary terms) for the purpose of resale or lead generation.

KLIQS.COM LLC WILL CLAIM IN ANY LEGAL ACTION that purchasing our domains WAS NOT DONE IN BAD FAITH and WILL CLAIM that the purchase of our domains is done in GOOD FAITH based on their business model.

KLIQS.COM LLC WILL CLAIM IN ANY LEGAL ACTION that it has a legitimate right or interest to their domain names it purchased in the open-market, based on their business model.

KLIQS.COM LLC WILL CLAIM IN ANY LEGAL ACTION that it is allowed to register and use their domain names, as NONE of their domain names were registered with the intention of taking advantage of any trademark owners.

KLIQS.COM LLC WILL CLAIM IN ANY LEGAL ACTION that buying and holding their generic keyword domain names for sale or parking them to generate revenue as search sites is not unlawful.

NOTE: Previous legal decisions involving domain names based on generic, dictionary and commonly used elements/terms are CONSISTENTLY DENIED, protecting the rights of domain registrants to retain such domains.

Guidance for the general right to register domain names based on such generic or dictionary terms that may be identical or relate to protected marks comes from the WIPO decision in Zero Int'l Holding v. Beyonet Servs. (WIPO May 12, 2000), which found "Common words and descriptive terms are legitimately subject to registration as domain names on a 'first-come, first-served' basis."

KLIQS.COM LLC purchased our domains in GOOD FAITH during the EARLY ACCESS or GENERAL AVAILABILITY phases; which was a first-come, first-served period of time, after the Sunrise period for trademark holders.

Examiners have ADVISED that holders of protected marks which are also commonly used, generic terms should ensure PROMPT registration of their desired domains, as their trademarks, ON THEIR OWN, will NOT suffice to succeed on claims against registrants of such domain names.

Attribute: Frank Schilling's North Sound Names Wins Another URS On Hello.Photo (The Domains, 8/10/2014)

NB: The mandatory first phase of every new TLD launch is a "Sunrise" period for trademark owners, during which time they can claim their domain. After that period, the domains enter an Early Access or Landrush phase, where anyone can buy the domains at a premium. In the last roll-out phase for gTLDs, General Availability, anyone can buy the domain at the regular registration price.


Update 5/3/2016: “Domain hacks” as the cause to file a UDRP complaint are consistently REJECTED by WIPO panelists. See At World Properties, LLC v. Whois Agent, WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICES, INC. / Whois Agent, PROFILE GROUP Case No. D2016-0440 and related Domain Name Wire article Two-letter AT.properties domain name saved in UDRP.


KLIQS.COM LLC claims the trademark to the unique domain string startup.digitalstartup ' . ' digital (startup dot digital). A trademark is a mark, symbol or combination of words and/or symbols and/or characters that distinctly identifies a product or service. startup.digital is a unique visual mark: combining two word strings and one symbol/character: the period, also known as 'dot'. There is only one startup.digital in the World and on the Internet with this one-of-a-kind arrangement of characters/symbols and string length. startup.digital is conveyed to the eye and to the ear as startup dot digital or startup punto digital.


KLIQS.COM LLC will vigorously defend its right to register and to own generic, keyword domains.

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