Meta shops: Facebook and Instagram plan to hurt domain owners

Operators of domain-based shops take note: Meta, the mother company of Facebook and Instagram, is changing its online selling policies. Beginning June 5, 2023, onboarding of new shops via Commerce Manager and Shopify will only be with checkout on Facebook and Instagram enabled. This means that no new shops will be accepted without having sales […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Fair use of a trademark and domain

If you wonder what constitutes fair use of a registered, famous mark such as Facebook, the answer is at The domain was registered by the lawyers representing a class action lawsuit that involves Facebook; at least, that was the company’s name in 2018 when the legal papers were filed. Now called Meta, the company […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Aged domain was lost via the UDRP process—here’s why

Registered in 2011, the domain name predates the brand transition of Facebook to Meta by a good 10 years. The domain existed prior to that, however, as historical WHOIS records show that it was first registered in 2006, two years after the founding of Facebook. Facebook filed a UDRP to get the domain, which […]

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Musk shocker: Twitter bans links to most other social media platforms

Well done, Argentina! Twitter has now banned the sharing of links to other social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Linktree, and Mastodon. Update: Twitter has flip-flopped and deleted the policy just 12 hours later. Original post follows: Reeking of Elon Musk’s new “freedom of speech” hogwash, Twitter announced the following: […] going forward, Twitter will […]

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The real Meta: Company sues Meta, Inc. over #domain rebranding

Meta is a Greek prefix word indicating a post or follow-up action; it’s also the new brand that Facebook’s umbrella corporation chose last year. Since then, the obvious “metaverse” shortcut has been used and abused worldwide and many companies have adopted “meta” as part of their corporate name. One of them claims prior rights to […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. HugeDomains sale in the hands of Google

Trusted Contacts has an interesting story shared by both Facebook,—now Meta—and Google. In 2013, Facebook (Meta) opened “Trusted Contacts” publicly, renaming it from a closed-beta “Trusted Friends.” The Facebook version of “Trusted Contacts” is as follows: Choose people you trust, like friends you’d give a spare key to your house. Choose people you can reach […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Domain auction shadowed by “Meta” trademark

Meta domain names have become the focus of investors & opportunists, ever since Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the formation of Meta Platforms as a new umbrella company. Meta has actively sought to acquire domains, such as, social media handles, and has filed UDRP cases against domain squatters. Protecting its Meta brand, Facebook/Meta is […]

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Breaking: Meta rebrands as Facebook!

In a surprise move reversing its recent domain rebranding, Meta Platforms is reverting its global brand to its original name: Facebook. Citing paltry Q4/2021 results in terms of growth potential, Meta is switching back to the name most of its middle-aged users know it by. “I tried hard to convince the young crowds about Meta […]

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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: sold for $27,088 on #Sedo

Meta madness continues with, a domain turkey registered two months ago selling for $27,088 dollars on Sedo. Referencing the “Meta” rebranding by Facebook, that “FB” suffix avoids infringing on the famous “Facebook” trademark. Domain investor Aznagui noted the sale on Twitter: sold officially 24/11/2021 for almost 30K$ 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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