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 […]

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TrustedContacts.com: 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 […]

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Metawatch.com: 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 Meta.com, 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: 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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