Was watching a movie and a certain web address played a key role. The name is unusual (ex. XYZZY.com) but it was not the name of a character, the movie, a song, etc. Therefore, I am unsure if it is copywrited.
I noticed that the registration on the site expired 5-May-2001. Therefore, the 30 grace period has passed. Also, there is just a generic "under construction" page there from the registrar.
1. Do you think I can lawfully register the site?
2. Does it have any novelty value? (i.e. Would movie fans or geeks come to the site based on the movie?) If so, I could possibly resell at a profit or use it as a link generation site.
3. Does it have fan value? (i.e. Could I make it more of an homage to the film and hope to get money from fans or sell it to a die hard fan?)
I have left things a bit vague because until I decide to do this I didn't want someone to steal my idea.