Twitter files dispute over Twitter.org, domain being used for scam surveys

Twitter has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain name Twitter.org.  Today, people who type Twitter.org into their internet browser are sent to a web page that looks confusingly similar to the popular microblogging site.  A landing page appears … [Read more...]

Twitter is going after another typo domain: Twittter.com (with an extra ‘t’)

The dispute submitted by Twitter Inc over the typo domain Twittter.com (with an extra 't'), comes on the heels of Twitter's win this month in a similar complaint against the typo domain Twiter.com. WIPO Case D2011-1973 was filed this week with the World Intellectual Property Organization. In … [Read more...]

Twitter wins dispute over highly trafficked typo domain Twiter.com

Twitter, Inc. has won a dispute over the highly trafficked typo domain name Twiter.com that led visitors to an online scam survey site. A panel with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ruled in favor of Twitter.   Twiter.com was registered long before Twitter.com became what it … [Read more...]

Twitter finally files domain dispute over typo – Twiter.com

Micro blogging site Twitter has filed a domain dispute over the web address twiter.com with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) this week. The domain has long tricked visitors who typed in the address by sending them to a confusingly similar looking site.  Currently when you type … [Read more...]

Twittersearch.com turned over to Twitter, after domain dispute filed back in Dec. ’10

Back in Dec. 2010, Twitter Inc. filed a case against the owner of the domain Twittersearch.com with WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization.  As TechCrunch first reported, the UDRP complaint was the first ever since the company was founded. The disputed domain is now registered to … [Read more...]

Business incubator provides startup with capital, advice, office space – and the right domain name

AlphaLab, a startup incubator that is one of the nation’s most active seed-stage investors officially accepted Devotee into its startup program back in June 2010.  Here's how Devotee works: You earn rewards by sharing things about your visits to restaurants with your friends online through Facebook, … [Read more...]

If you spend $100,000+ on a Promoted Tweet, should you spend $10 for the matching domain?

Over on my Twitter blog, I've written about Promoted Tweets and domain names before, but it's still surprising to see companies spending six-figures for a Promoted Tweet without spending a dime on the domain name that matches the hashtag included in the promoted tweet.  Earlier this month, … [Read more...]

GoDaddy uses Twitter for customer service, not just for marketing its services and products

GoDaddy, the web's largest domain registrar, uses its @GoDaddy Twitter account to help customers on a range issues with web hosting and domain names.   Customers follow @GoDaddy, then send information through a private message (formerly called a Direct Message) to GoDaddy's Twitter … [Read more...]

Twitter files UDRP complaint against owner of domain: TwitterSearch.com

TechCrunch is reporting that Twitter is going after the domain name Twittersearch.com, that was registered by its owner in March 2007.  Twitter launched its popular micro-blogging service a year before, in March 2006. Twitter late last week filed a UDRP complaint, notably its first ever since the … [Read more...]

Candy.com surpasses 50,000 fans on Facebook

Candy.com, the domain name that sold for $3MM+, surpassed the 50,000 fan mark on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/candydotcom), hitting over 56,000 fans recently.   While Candy.com has many of its competitors beat in the search engines for the search term 'candy', there's still some catching … [Read more...]