Digg Name Is Being Used By A Website!!

by Sushant Risodkar · 6 comments

Recently I came across a website through Google Ads; this site is using “digg” name which is a popular social website in the world. According to digg:

DIGG, DIGG IT, DUGG, DIGG THIS, Digg graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and other service names are the trademarks of Digg Inc.

But this name is used by a similar category website but with slight change in the domain extension.


This site is Digg.co.in and it is almost same to Digg interface just some different colors use.


When I investigated about this site, I cam to know about a person who calls himself the owner and asks the same question on Yahoo Answers! Page. The person asks that he have the Domain http://www.digg.co.in and running and will it cause any dispute in future?

I think there could be chance of a possible dispute if Digg’s Officials come across this thing and that person could get into any big trouble. Actually he was having a domain RedFry.com but he decided to buy a domain matching similar to a Big site related to his site category so he did this thing.

Hopefully, If he reads this he will shift to the older domain and won’t think of using ‘Digg’ name for running that site.

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sbunting108 June 17, 2009 at 12:18 am

Yeah a red colour instead of blue!
.-= sbunting108´s last blog ..Llandudno =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 13, 2009 at 1:33 pm

But choosing a domain name is our wish Bro. If Digg wanted to be secure it must buy all the related domains. I think this doesn’t harm us. How do u think that person can face some issues?
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..How To Use Facebook Effectively =-.

akira07 December 13, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Just like Google who buying googel.com or gogel.com and make it redirected to google?
Well, i fear, that people use Digg name in the domain for web forgery purpose.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Make or Break – Website Review =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 14, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Thats upto them. There is no rules that we should not buy a domain name like that of some other popular domain.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..How To Use Facebook Effectively =-.

akira07 December 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

I try to enter the site and i find it can’t be opened again. Is same problem happen to you also? Well, my opinion is, using the excisting brand company name is a big problem if you’re not ask for permission. I fear Digg will take that as a big problem and bring it to law matter just like what Apple do.

Senthil Ramesh December 14, 2009 at 5:29 pm

What did apple did? I was not aware about it.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..How To Use Facebook Effectively =-.

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