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Facebook domains: Respondent raged at Panel in obvious #UDRP

The Respondent in a UDRP that involved several obvious infringement cases of the world-famous FACEBOOK brand did not go gently into that good night. As the poem says, the Respondent raged, raged against the Panelist instead, rambling about how Facebook is not entitled to mark exclusivity, or to protect its mark. The UDRP at the […]

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Facebook acquires Meta #domains among other assets for $60 million dollars

Meta Platforms Inc., the full name of Meta, the umbrella company of Facebook, just pledged $60 million dollars on a bunch of meta domains, related trademarks, and more. The $60 million deal was closed with US regional bank Meta Financial Group, in order to acquire the Meta name and related brands, including Metabank and Meta […]

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Early Thanksgiving: MetaFB.org sold for $27,088 on #Sedo

Meta madness continues with MetaFB.org, a domain turkey registered two months ago selling for $27,088 dollars on Sedo. Referencing the “Meta” rebranding by Facebook, that “FB” suffix avoids infringing on the famous “Facebook” trademark. Domain investor Aznagui noted the sale on Twitter: Metafb.org sold officially 24/11/2021 for almost 30K$ The buyer (Unknown) was referred by […]

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MetaCompany claims Facebook lawyers wanted their domain

MetaCompany operates from the domain Meta.Company, using a keyword dot TLD domain “hack” to display its brand. Very crafty. Following the announcement by Facebook that they are launching Meta, an umbrella company that will leverage, among other projects, its various social platforms, the domain’s lander was updated. In a message to the metaverse, Meta Company […]

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December 2022: Biggest volume of “meta domains” dropping

The biggest volume of “meta domains” dropping is about to happen, as we are approaching December 2022. Thousands of domains that contain “meta” are expired and the 35-45 day deletion cycle is ongoing. Many are expected to delete before Christmas, to make room for new domain registrations that will help massage Verisign data. A year […]

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MVRS.com: The next seven figure acquisition by Meta?

Facebook is moving its umbrella operation to Meta, with a full rebrand of its core business. While the apps remain “as before,” the name of the company changes to Meta with Meta.com being the official web site. Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of a “metaverse” led him to acquire the short, memorable, and versatile Greek prefix as […]

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FacebookCoin.com: Social media titan won’t pay $2,000 for this #domain name

Facebook declined an offer to pay up $2,000 dollars for FacebookCoin.com. So is there a “Facebook coin” in the works? Most likely not, but the domain name contains the world famous Facebook mark, which led to the social media titan filing a UDRP against it. The decision was swift: transfer the domain FacebookCoin.com to the […]

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Facebook Hotline : Will the matching dictionary .com be targeted?

Facebook rolled out a beta of a new service called Hotline, a combination of Clubhouse and Instagram Live. The web based application allows creators to address an audience, that can then ask questions via text or audio. Topping Clubhouse, creators can turn their camera on instead of just using audio. Oddly, Hotline sign ups are […]

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GameRoom.com #UDRP: Rare case with #Facebook as the Respondent!

This is a rare UDRP case with Facebook as the Respondent and not the Complainant. My Gameroom LLC filed the UDRP with the National Arbitration Forum, to contest the domain Gameroom.com, owned and operated by Facebook. The Complainant noted its 2018 trademark registration for MY GAMEROOM and MYGAMEROOM. Complainant states that it has used its […]

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Facebook.com : FTC wants to break it into Face.com and Book.com

Facebook is under fire by the FTC; the Federal Trade Commission is seeking a permanent injunction in federal court that could, among other things, require the company to divest assets. What we’re looking into is a breakup of Facebook.com and the process won’t be difficult to implement. Simply put, Facebook.com will be split into two […]

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FacebookSell.com : “An ongoing project which I have invested for years”

From the hilarious responses to a UDRP department: FacebookSell.com was hit with a UDRP at the WIPO. The famous mark FACEBOOK is so strong that even savvy investor, Mike Mann, isn’t immune to it. And yet, the British Respondent in this UDRP had the cojones to respond thus: “I respectfully reject the allegation made by […]

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