AOL is getting ready to add yet another website called “Mandatory” to its growing network of online publications.
On March 14, 2012, AOL Inc. submitted a trademark application (Serial Number: 85569293) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Mandatory” for a website featuring information on men’s lifestyles.
AOL even got the dot-com domain name to go with the website: Mandatory.com.
According to Whois records, AOL Inc. became the registered owner of Mandatory.com earlier this month, which at the time of this story does not resolve to a web page.
And Mandatory.com wasn’t the only related domain AOL picked up. Earlier this week, the company acquired several typos of mandatory.com like madatory.com and manatory.com.
Here’s a look at the full list of typos:
As of today, AOL has not officially announced “Mandatory”, but with all these moves we can expect to see something soon.
[Update 1 on March 29, 2012 4:09 AM EST:. AOL has unveiled Mandatory. See screenshot below.]