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Facebook template .com : Yes, you can lose your #domain 14 years later

If you hold onto a domain infringing on a famous trademark such as Facebook, you’re wasting your renewal fees. The registrant of FacebookTemplate.com, a domain registered way back in 2006 renewed it 13 times since then. Clearly, a waste of money, as Facebook Inc. filed a UDRP at the WIPO. Considering that on September 26, […]

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FacebookWallet.com : Famous trademark enforced at the WIPO

Famous brands own famous marks, and in the case of Facebook any domain that contains “facebook” is an invitation for a UDRP filing. Just as Mike Mann found out recently, Facebook took matters to the WIPO against the domain FacebookWallet.com. The Chinese registrant did not respond in this UDRP, and the matter closed quickly. At […]

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Mike Mann’s Domain Market lost the #UDRP for a set of #Facebook domains

Facebook is a world-famous trademark, and so is its domain, Facebook.com. Registering domains with “Facebook” or other Facebook-owned brands is an activity that should be avoided – unless you really want to be hit with a UDRP. This is the case with a set of Facebook domains registered to Mike Mann‘s DomainMarket outlet. As we […]

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Mike Mann : Lawyers from #Facebook are harassing me

Domain investor and entrepreneur, Mike Mann, took it to Twitter today, sharing news about “harassment” he’s been getting from Facebook attorneys. Said Mike Mann: Moron scammer lawyers from Facebook are harassing me about a few domains I own to attempt to set an example out of me, they won’t take them free or settle; so […]

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Bye bye Facebook Calibra : #Domain rebranding to #Novi tags Novi.com acquisition

Facebook’s Libra project was met with skepticism, and it’s now changed its name to Novi with the matching domain Novi.com. News of the announcement on Facebook disclosed the domain rebranding, to the short “novi” that is inspired from the Latin words “novus” and “via” for “new way.” The Libra and Calibra cryptocurrency and cryptowallet project […]

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Facebook #Avatar : Singular and plural #domains are already taken

Facebook announced yet another time-waster today, the Facebook Avatar. What is basically a cartoon construct of one’s likeness, this new range of graphic images can be used to express emotions all over Facebook, depicting the person. With that in mind, both domains FacebookAvatar.com and FacebookAvatars.com have been registered for a while, and not by Facebook, […]

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#Domain brands : #Facebook rolling out “Messenger Rooms” to spite #Zoom

Facebook announced the rollout of its new Messenger Rooms feature, clearly in direct competition with popular Zoom. The Messenger Rooms service will let people start group video chats that can be joined by up to 50 people. These rooms can be created on both Facebook and Messenger, and Facebook said it plans to add the […]

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#Ukrainian adamant about keeping #Facebook domain for 13 years

A man from Ukraine registered the domain Facebook.com.ua, the local ccTLD, in 2007. When Facebook filed a UDRP, the Respondent attempted to invoke the doctrine of laches, claiming that it took the Complainant too long to file the UDRP. While the domain wasn’t used to display Facebook content or to pass off as Facebook, it […]

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Libra #domains : No more Facebook support from #PayPal

If you registered a bunch of domain names containing “Libra” and either “Facebook” or “PayPal” you’re obviously in violation of famous marks. Newbie domainers that do this mass registration of useless Libra domains do so due to ignorance, but it’s also due the “lemming effect.” The good news is that PayPal pulled out of the […]

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#AlpNames : #Domain registrar denies it’s being targeted negatively by #Facebook

Domain registrar AlpNames is popular for its domain discount special promotions. In doing so, some believe that spammers end up abusing these promotional discounts, registering domains en masse. A domain investor shared their issue with AlpNames when he attempted to add them on Facebook: they were blocked. I register and buy names for one sole […]

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#Facebook to replace trending news with more reliable sources of information

Facebook is removing its Trending News section, introducing more solid sources of information. In a clear attempt to solidify its top position as the world’s most popular social medium, Mark Zuckerberg’s digital child announced the series of changes and updates, today: We’re removing Trending soon to make way for future news experiences on Facebook. We […]

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#Greek man in legal trouble after posting smiley on #Facebook

A Greek man was sentenced to six months in jail, after posting a single smiley on Facebook. Is this possible? πŸ˜€ Here’s the background story. Several years ago, the man was sued and found guilty of defaming an entrepreneur’s business. At the time, a restraining order was issued, forbidding the man from getting in further […]

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