Vindicated: Flippa takes measures against trademark violation listings - The domain and web site aftermarket from Down Under

DomainGang is finally vindicated.

For a year now we’ve been saying how Flippa.comthe 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 reported yesterday by the Hybrid Domainer, Flippa is putting in place a mechanism that blocks famous trademarks.

The announcement playfully states how a domain such as would be impossible to list at Flippa from now on:

“As always, we don’t attempt to police potential trademark breaches on behalf of trademark holders but actively work with them when they bring breaches to our attention. As a result of recently working with a number of these trademark owners, we have developed measures that will now block some specific trademarked URLs from being sold on Flippa. This list currently includes some frequently-used trademarked names such as Twitter, Google and Facebook and will grow over time upon request by trademark holders.

Essentially, what is being said here is that Flippa will filter a few famous trademarks, thus lessening the potential headaches arising from litigation by the trademark holders. This is definitely a step in the right direction.

In a comment, Andrew Knibbe of Flippa insinuated that they indeed received notification by a famous trademark holder, potentially Facebook.

We aren’t sure when this measure will take effect, as we did try to list and nothing blocked us from starting the process. 😀

Flippa won’t disclose the full list of “banned keywords” that would prohibit someone from listing a particular domain, but it’s certain that Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Twitter are included in the list.


Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved.


3 Responses to “Vindicated: Flippa takes measures against trademark violation listings”
  1. Thanks Lucius.
    Happy to confirm the insinuated correspondence.

  2. Again with your racist bullsit , i normally have a laugh here but that bullshit annoys me to the point i may not bother in the future …….vindicated or vindictive racists …….work it out

  3. Lucius "Gunz" Fabrice says:

    Andrew – Thank you and appreciate the extra step you’ve taken at Flippa 😉 Incidentally, do you find my reference to Flippa as “the Australian marketplace for auctioning domains and web sites” as racist, just because I use the geographical reference? My friend “World of News” seems to have a chip on his shoulder.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 characters available