#ServiceMaster brand squatting : Dot .APP #domains snatched via the #UDRP process

Dot .APP is very popular – among cybersquatters, as well. The use of generic domains alongside .APP can trigger some inconspicuous trademark violations, but there are more explicit examples of blatant cybersquatting from registrants of famous marks. In a UDRP case involving the domains americanhomeshield.app, merrymaids.app, servicemaster.app, and terminix.app, the Complainant is a single entity: […]

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Have generic dot .APP #domains for sale? Better watch out for the #UDRP

If you jumped into the dot .APP namespace believing that the domains will sell like hot cakes, better watch out. Even generic keywords, when used in conjunction with the “app” part might infringe on existing applications and other software. In the case of the domain Hike.APP, its registrant was sent to the WIPO via the […]

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Google registry : Dot .APP #domains losing steam

Google’s latest gTLD, dot .APP, had a strong start earlier this year, gaining more than 200,000 registrations in a matter of days. Application software developers, both corporate and private, along with a certain number of domain speculators, drove the momentum of dot .APP for several weeks. The gTLD has lost its steam, however, as George […]

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The #Domain King is gearing .app

Rick Schwartz broke his domain blogging silence once again, right after the launch of dot .app, a new gTLD managed by Google. The Domain King has been an outspoken non-supporter of fringe new domain extensions, such as dot .horse. Although most new gTLD extensions are far superior to the Domain King’s .horse paradigm, they seem […]

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Without a matching #application dot .APP #domains are a waste of money

Speculators rejoiced wildly today, as dot .APP hit general availability. After a week of decreasing prices, down from a shockingly high $10k first day, dot .APP domains can now be registered for a base price, around $20 dollars. Dot .APP is a Google-owned gTLD, and quite promising, what with being promoted to a tech user […]

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