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RSS.com: After first failed attempt, company files new #trademark application

In 2020, the operators of the domain RSS.com filed for the registration of the mark RSS.COM but that application received opposition and was eventually abandoned. Fast forward more than a year later, there’s a new trademark application for RSS.COM with the USPTO, covering a different class of services: Entertainment services, namely, producing and providing podcasts […]

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The bigger the brand, the more important the domain name

When you’re a Fortune 500 company, your brand is known around the globe. What’s less known, despite the size of such a company, is the range of associate brand domains that company uses. We’re not talking about variations of its name, alternate spellings and so forth. Product names can be more or less known to […]

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Peloton Apparel launches without the matching .com #domain name!

Interactive fitness platform, Peloton, rolled out its own apparel line today, aptly named “Peloton Apparel.” According to the press release, the Peloton Apparel line was “crafted to outperform, outlast and stand the test of time.” Peloton Apparel will include a line of signature styles offered season after season with the same performance-tested fit and fabrics, […]

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Domain sightings duo: Mr Electric .com and Neighborly .com

Domain sightings are random encounters with domains in the real, 3D world. Unlike the internet, these are domains emblazoned on tangible items: vehicle wraps, business signs and billboards, and product packaging. We group them into .com domain name sightings, and every other TLD, gTLD, and ccTLD. This time around we have a rare occasion of […]

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GoDaddy : Remove our brand from the Trump Train

US politics don’t mix well with tech and GoDaddy wants to stay away from being associated with partisan activity. The operator of the Trump Train, a pro-Donald Trump bus that is full of Trump iconography on its wrap, was told to remove the GoDaddy domain name reference that somehow made it on it. So what […]

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Well-Bean Coffee interview: Passion for #coffee topped up with the right #domain name!

In 2013, Well-Bean Coffee founder Melissa Gable Brown decided she wanted to help support her parents’ mission by exporting a Nicaraguan product, selling it stateside, and then giving back as much as she could to the people there. Eight years later, proceeds from the sales of Well-Bean Coffee have helped transform the lives of the […]

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Can’t get the .COM? Get the .KOM

Gotta love homophones, words that sound alike. When you think of dot .COM, there’s only one way to spell it, right? Wrong. How about writing it as “.KOM” then, and even if that’s not a real TLD it can still become a brand. The applicants for the .KOM trademark thought exactly that, filing a trademark […]

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#Lenscrafters domain typo lost via the #UDRP process after 17 years

The registrant of the domain Lenscrafter.com lost a nice money-maker, after the typo-domain was lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Lenscrafters is a registered trademark of Luxottica Group S.p.A., Italy, and the singular form most likely generated ample typo-traffic for 17 years. The domain was registered in 2004 and was parked with PPC […]

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#Chinese monolith JD.com files for #trademark registration at the #USPTO

Chinese mega-corporation, JD.com, has filed for the registration of the mark, JD.COM, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark application was filed for: “Transport; transportation logistics; packaging of goods; piloting; hauling; marine transport; car transport; replenishment of vending machines; air transport; piloting of civilian drones; garage rental; horse rental; storage of goods; […]

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#Absofruitly : When you can’t get the matching .com #domain

What happens when you come up with a brand and the .com was registered decades ago? Obviously, the options are as follows: Buy the domain, if it’s for sale Change the brand altogether Or, incorporate the brand into a similar domain In the case of Absofruitly, a Florida seller of acai and other fruit bowls […]

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White Castle’s “Crave Clutch” won’t arrive with the matching #domain

White Castle is adjusting to the pandemic’s changes in food consumption and packaging, rolling out the Crave Clutch. The Crave Clutch ™ box contains 20 sliders and four small fries and costs $20 in most White Castle locations. It’s the first time the 99-year-old hamburger chain has introduced new packaging in 16 years. While food […]

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Beyond Fried #Chicken : Korean #domainer snaps #KFC’s latest menu item

KFC has rolled out its latest menu item, “Beyond Fried Chicken.” The meat substitute is plant-based, in cooperation with Beyond Meat, makers of “meat” that some refer to as “fake meat.” Says KFC about its Beyond Fried Chicken: Beyond Fried Chicken is not vegetarian, vegan, or Certified Vegan. Beyond Fried Chicken nuggets and wings are […]

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