Threads.com enjoying the massive traffic leak thanks to Meta

Meta, Inc. launched Threads, a Twitter alternative. Within a day, the youngest social medium owned by Mark Zuckerberg has exceeded 25 million registrations.

The catch: Accounts are created via a viral method and via Instagram only, another Meta, Inc. asset.

One can reach accounts via the path “Threads.net/@username”. Follow us here.

The domain Threads.net was acquired from NameFind, the portfolio managers of GoDaddy-owned domains. According to WHOIS history, NameFind got the domain when Frank Schilling sold Uniregistry to GoDaddy; the domain was acquired around August 15, 2006 by Frank.

Threads.com

Meanwhile, Threads.com is an active web site for a company that produces a (better) alternative for Slack.

They must be enjoying a massive peak in traffic, all thanks to the acquisition of Threads.net by Meta, Inc. You can follow them on Twitter.

Threads is a registered trademark with the USPTO. The company apparently acquired the domain from a Jeff Williams in 2017. The THREADS mark is registered for the following services:

“Platform as a service (PAAS) featuring computer software platforms for use in project management and collaboration for the technology and media industries that allows organizations and users to create, upload, share, discuss, store, and search content meant for users of the platform; none of the foregoing specifically targeting decision support among healthcare professionals and facilities.”

Then there’s Threds.net that forwards to Threds.com and numerous other typos of Threads.

Final note: Don’t go around registering “Threads” domain names, you’d be wasting your money.

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