#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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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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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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Domain shocker: Google pulls out of the dot .APP auction citing honest mistake

The much-advertised auction for the new gTLD dot .APP is apparently back in limbo; in a shocking statement, Google retracts its bid of $25 million dollars as an ‘unfortunate error.’ “We are pulling out of that auction, good luck to the 2nd bidder, it was an honest mistake,” said Mark Gabinski, VP of gTLD infrastructure […]

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