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 […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. UDRP contains meta-baloney about Respondent’s domain

A lot of traction on the “meta” and “metaverse” trends have created ample demonstrated interest from global companies. Some are famously pushing forward with such entrance into the Web3 space, others are still holding off. Lack of action does not mean, however, that anyone can hop in and squat on famous marks, such as that […]

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Meta domains: UDRP targeted 33 domains in 9 countries!

Meta, Inc., operators of the umbrella corporation running Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, have filed a UDRP targeting 33 “meta domains.” The number is not extreme as we’ve seen similar UDRPs in the past targeting dozens of domains en masse. What’s different in this case is the multiple Respondents from all over the world – a […]

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Meta Pay: Bank changes name after selling off IP assets

Meta, Inc., the mother company of Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, has filed for the registration of META PAY in 5 different instances. These trademark registration applications show that Meta intends to launch a payment platform called “META PAY” where users exchange fiat money and cryptocurrencies. Facebook “slash” Meta spent $60 million dollars last year to […]

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Meta Platforms wins UDRP for several “Horizon” domain names

Meta Platforms, Inc., the parent company of Facebook, was formed after a corporate rebranding occurred last October. Since then, the company filed for several “meta” trademarks and others involving “horizon” – its latest expansion of the Metaverse: Meta’s Horizon Worlds is a social VR application that allows users to explore virtual worlds in an interactive […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. #Meta domain was sold by HugeDomains to Mark Zuckerberg

Meta domains have become popular since Facebook created Meta Platforms, Inc., as an umbrella corporation to Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. Domain investors take note: There are many meta domains that appear “generic” but if they were registered after the launch of the Meta platform they might be infringing on pending or existing trademarks. In general, […]

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 […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. Meta employees are now called #Metamates

Meta, the mother company of Facebook, announced that as part of a new era in corporate culture, employees are to be referred to as “Metamates.” An apparent portmanteau of “Meta” and “teammates” the Metamates reference was made by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg: Be Direct and Respect Your Colleagues is about creating a culture where we […]

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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 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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