A business friend emailed me the other day to let me know he spotted an interesting domain name “acquisition” that appeared to be made by a large company. It wasn’t all that interesting to me, but it would have been interesting to speculate about the plans for this new domain name.
One thing we all need to keep in mind is that a domain name “acquisition” isn’t always what it looks like. If a large company acquires a domain name with their brand in it, they might have done so to protect their brand. They might not have even paid for the domain name that they now own. Perhaps they sent the domain owner a cease and desist letter with a request or demand to transfer the domain name to them to prevent the owner from using it.
I monitor UDRP filings, and there are many that are filed because a → Read More