UDRP: Does Instagram chase “gram” domain names?

Instagram is highly protective of its brand and those that register domain names that contain it find out, sooner or later. That being said, the UDRP case with along with the matching .net shows that there are more things involved that can determine the outcome. Although the domain does not contain the “Instagram” part […]

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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 […]

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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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Instagram is an American photo and video sharing social networking service founded in October 2010. In April 2012, Facebook acquired the service for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock. The domain was registered in 2004, however, and was reportedly acquired by Instagram in January 2011 for $100,000 dollars. Meanwhile, the Dutch domain […]

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#Instagram threatens to sue operator of

Instagram is a Facebook brand, and the behemoth of social media is known to be very protective of its brands. A cease and desist notice has been sent to the registrant of the domain name The domain was registered in 2016. On the active web site, the operator of “Don’t Use Instagram” presents a […]

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Social media meltdown : #Facebook, #Instagram, #WhatsApp and #Messenger woes

The entire Facebook family of apps is having severe connectivity issues today. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are lacking features, or are completely inaccessible for many users around the world. The downtime is frustrating for those that use social media daily, for business or simple communication – including the sharing of information. Luckily, Twitter is […]

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Guess who owns the @DonaldTrump account on #Instagram

Political figures with Instagram accounts can quickly amass tens of thousands of followers. In the case of a country leader, that number can turn into millions. US president, Donald Trump, has more than 8.3 million followers on Instagram, something he often boasts about. There is a problem, however, as Donald Trump’s Instagram account is “RealDonaldTrump” […]

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The domain was challenged via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant is Instagram, LLC of Menlo Park, California, and there is no doubt that INSTAGRAM is by now a famous trademark. The domain was ordered to be deleted, because that first letter isn’t an “i” but an “l.” This type of visual […]

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Chinese Cybersquatter plays the “great firewall” card in massive Facebook UDRP

By violating a famous brand’s trademarks, one has to be extremely creative in defending their deed. In the case of a Chinese domain registrant who registered a bunch of Instagram domain typos, the argument was rather weak. Facebook and its daughter company, Instagram, filed a UDRP at the WIPO, for the following domains: […]

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Hyperlapse: Instagram joins the “We don’t care about the .com” department

Hyperlapse, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion, was launched earlier today by Instagram. The new video app, currently available only for iOS users, establishes a cinematic motion effect that once required expensive camera equipment to achieve. There’s only one snag: the domain name is registered to Dan […]

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Monica Spear Mootz: Astonishingly beautiful Venezuelan leaves behind Instangram legacy

Monica Spear Mootz, a former Miss Venezuela, was brutally killed along with her husband, while visiting her home country of Venezuela. Just two days ago, Monica – of astonishing beauty – posted images of her trip on Instagram, where she maintained a large followship of fans. It is heart-breaking to witness the beauty of this […]

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