Meta filed several UDRP cases for “MetaVerified” but apparently bought the .com

Meta, Inc., the umbrella company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, filed several UDRP cases to defend its “Meta” mark. Not long after the company’s domain rebranding, enterprising domainers rummaged the entire word dictionary, adding “meta” left and right. In February 2023, Meta began testing out Meta Verified, a subscription bundle for its Meta creators. Meta […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. laughing off the use of a .net domain by Meta, Inc.

When Meta, Inc., rolled out its Threads social medium it utilized an incredibly strong asset: Its Instagram user base. Two billion strong and counting, the integration of Instagram into the Threads sign-up process was simply brilliant: No need to create a new username and password, no need to search for those you followed on Instagram […]

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Massive drop of phishing domains registered at Freenom after Meta sued

The number of phishing domains at Freenom after Meta, Inc.sued dropped dramatically, according to Krebs on Security. Freenom is a domain name registry service provider for five country code top-level domains (ccTLDs): .cf for the Central African Republic, .ga for Gabon, .gq for Equatorial Guinea, .ml for Mali, and .tk for Tokelau. Freenom has always […]

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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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