I'm very interested in trademarking the name DaniWeb but I would like some more information about it. How expensive is it? How does it protect me? What I am afraid of is some new company going out tomorrow and trademarking the name DaniWeb, and then sending me a cease and desist order to give up my domain to them, and suddenly they just bought themselves a whole lot of instant traffic and the recognition of an established community for the cost of the trademark.
Obviously something like this doesn't happen a lot, but I'm noticing more and more up-and-coming sites are getting trademarked. And also that nearly all sites that have traffic similar to ours are legally copyrighted or trademarked or incorporated in some way or another.