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    "apple" or "mac" domain name

    Hi,

    I am going to create a blog site about mac tips and news. Will I get into trouble if I use "apple" or "mac" word in my domain name?

    I read Apple copyright and trademark guidelines. Is it okay to use "apple" or "mac" domain name if I have "Proper Trademark Notice and Attribution" on the website?

    Thank you.

    P/S: how come theAppleBlog.com is allowed?

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    i think the appleblog dude got permission..well..he is on sitepoint..
    can ask him there..lol

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    I think it's ok as long as you're not "misleading" your readers and you put a disclaimer which says that "you're not affiliate to Apple" with a link to Apple.com

    Apple is more suitable for 2 reasons:

    - it covers everything under the Apple brand while Mac is just the OS.
    - "Apple" has 4,000,000+ searches a mth compared to 1,000,000+ for "Mac"

    Here are the suitable names that I found:

    appleblogger.org, appleblogs.org and applepro.org - .org is prefereed because you are a non-profit organization, it's a more trusted extension and it's given higher weightage bt SEs.

    P/S: btw, did you receive my email regarding vistawallpaper.com

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    How do you find out how many searches per month for the keyword?
    Why .ORG domain name is more trusted and given higher weightage by SEs?

    P/S: yes, I received your email.

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    i think mac doesn't really care. microsfot doesn't either. there're lots of domain names with the word "mac", "ipod", "windows", "xp", etc. around and they didn't take any action against those sites. if you use .org, you're even safer. .org is so obvious that it's not meant to impose their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcf
    How do you find out how many searches per month for the keyword?
    Why .ORG domain name is more trusted and given higher weightage by SEs?

    P/S: yes, I received your email.
    Use overture keyword check here.

    I have put all the tools that I frequently use here -
    FreeSubmit.org Links

    P/S: Feel free to mention it in your blog I've also just launched another Windows Vista site today - funwithvista.com

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