Just reported 10 trademark violation auctions on Flippa

After a year plus of allowing the listing of blatant trademark violations at its marketplace, Flippa.com – the Australian auction house for domains and web sites – finally decided to utilize a filtering mechanism. The method of disallowing certain strings in domains was welcomed by DomainGang. So exactly how is it implemented these days? We […]

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Vindicated: Flippa takes measures against trademark violation listings

DomainGang is finally vindicated. For a year now we’ve been saying how Flippa.com – the Australian marketplace for auctioning domains and web sites – allowed particularly famous trademark violations to be listed. The examples we raised our concern about included Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Microsoft. According to the latest corporate blog post by Flippa, first […]

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DNForum closes trademark sales threads down – What does Flippa do?

Popular domain forum DNForum.com – voted top domain forum for 2011 – continues its firm practice of disallowing and closing down sales threads that offer trademark violations for sale. An example can be seen at this thread, where an obvious Google trademark domain was being offered for sale. The thread was closed with the notification […]

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Weird Wednesday with Flippa

A couple of days ago we received an email from a member of the Flippa.com staff. The email was promoting two auctions on Flippa, for the domain names Better.com and TheBe.st The message was personalized, in the sense that it included the whimsical statement: “…as far as we can tell, there’s no trademark violation in […]

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