Can a geo domain name be taken away?

Started by maddy58, Aug 30, 2022, 01:06 AM

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Is it possible for a small settlement administration to take a forum created on a free domain name reserved for their use? Alternatively, is it even worth creating a domain name for such a small settlement if there won't be any traffic?


Creating a web forum may not be practical, as free domain names are often reserved for use by the municipality or large enterprises within the municipality's area.

Municipal administrations may not be picky about which domain they use and may even settle for a low-quality domain name at a low cost. On the other hand, some businesses may not have any interest in domain names that relate to their location.

In some cases, individuals have faced legal threats from established brands attempting to claim ownership of their domain names. However, it is important to note that these claims can often be contested with legal support. In the case that the administration seeks to obtain the domain name, there may be an opportunity for negotiation.


A court decision can result in the loss of any domain, regardless of whether it is a geographical location or a commonly used word. This has led to the emergence of reverse domain capture, which can be further explored by searching for the phrase.

Reverse domain capture is a practice in which a party seeks to acquire a domain that is already owned by someone else. This can be done through legal means, such as filing a lawsuit, or through negotiation with the current owner. It is often used as a strategy by companies to protect their brand and prevent others from using similar domain names. However, it can also be seen as a controversial tactic that can infringe on the rights of the original domain owner.


Yes, it is possible for a small settlement administration to take a forum created on a free domain name reserved for their use. Many free domain providers offer domain names specifically for small organizations or communities.
However, if there won't be any traffic or if the forum is not expected to reach a wider audience, it might not be worth creating a separate domain name. In such cases, utilizing a subdomain or a section on an existing website may be more suitable and cost-effective.