Blip.tv acquires the domain Blip.com from Marvel for an unknown price

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In a strange turn of events, Blip.tv has acquired the domain blip.com from comic books giant Marvel.

What’s so strange about the acquisition?  

For starters, in mid-June Marvel filed eight trademark applications centered around “Blip” and “Blip.com”, applications it has yet to abandon.

And as I reported in June, in addition to the trademark applications, Marvel also acquired the domain name blip.com around the same time.

Well, as of yesterday, the domain name blip.com redirects people to blip.tv, the original web series site which according to Quantcast gets over 2 million visitors worldwide each month.

No announcement has been made by Blip.tv at the time of this posting regarding the acquisition of blip.com.

The domain name changed from Marvel to Blip.tv just today.

Here’s a look at the Whois record

Registrant:
  Blip Networks, Inc.
  c/o pairNIC.com Whois Privacy
  PO Box 42319
  Pittsburgh, PA 15203
  US

Domain Name: BLIP.COM

Administrative & Technical Contact:
  Jared Klett
  Blip Networks, Inc.
  c/o pairNIC.com Whois Privacy
  PO Box 42319
  Pittsburgh, PA 15203
  US
 
Domain Name Servers:
  NS1.POKKARI.NET
  NS2.POKKARI.NET
  NS3.POKKARI.NET

Transfer-Lock Status: ENABLED

 Created:     March  2, 1999
Modified:     August 25, 2011
 Expires:     March  1, 2021

(Photo of blip on blip edition via Blip.tv)

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Anonymous

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