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Hi,

 

In Google Shopping can a business display name include .com?

 

(The online merchant in question - MyWidgets - is located at mywidgets.com, but a competitor is already using MyWidgets as their seller name and has been for a while.)

 

 

 

Thanks.

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Re: Store Name containing .com

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yes, the business brand/shop/display name may contain a .com --
if, the remaining (domain) name meets all other related policies;
for example, names cannot contain suffixes such as inc, llc,

all-caps is not allowed, the name must meet google's editorial

and professional requirements, etc.

also, if the store's display/brand name is too long
google will automatically use the claimed site url.

is the business-name copyrighted/trademarked and has a
designated legal authority contacted the competitor directly?

 

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Re: Store Name containing .com

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yes, the business brand/shop/display name may contain a .com --
if, the remaining (domain) name meets all other related policies;
for example, names cannot contain suffixes such as inc, llc,

all-caps is not allowed, the name must meet google's editorial

and professional requirements, etc.

also, if the store's display/brand name is too long
google will automatically use the claimed site url.

is the business-name copyrighted/trademarked and has a
designated legal authority contacted the competitor directly?

 

Store Name containing .com

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Hi Celebird. Neither the business nor its competitor own the trademark; they are merely suppliers of 'MyWidgets'. The manufacturer owns the trademark, but allows suppiers to use it in their domain names.

 

 

In this instance, contacting the competitor directly is not an option unfortunately, due to other complex reasons. But if the business can use MyWidgets.com, then that's something.

 

Thanks for your help.