I was looking at an article that discussed all of the different reasons agents are being sued and some of them were legitimate, but some they were warning about related to social media, copyright protection and others made me start thinking. Do you think agents purchasing single property web addressees that use the property address and the website will or could face legal action by the new owners if they do not allow them to purchase that domain at the time of closing?
Is the property address considered a trademark able item under cyber squating rules. It's my understanding that someone cannot purchase your name as their domain name for the purpose of using it against you, in an effort to sell it to you for more money, unless you share similar or identical names.
Will property addressess be held up to the same standard. You don't live in the house, you hold no ownership of the property, so do you think it would be wise to offer to sell it to the owners. I have seen some agents talk about having the address and keeping up with the yearly registration because the new owners that purchased their listing may call them to re-list later down the road because they the agent has that domain.
What do you think?