Posts Tagged ‘domain’
If you’ve ever wanted a vanity URL – like imthebe.st or cut.ie – to share your links on Twitter now’s your chance. Bit.ly, the most popular URL shortener out there, has just opened up its Bit.ly Pro offerings to everyone, free of charge. And that means that you can grab your own custom domain (and domain tracker) and hook it up to Bit.ly to strut your Twitter stuff.
It looks like Twitter is becoming aggressive in protecting its brand. In the second domain-related story of the week, Twitter has shown an interest in obtaining a domain that’s been public for some time: re-tweet.com, in this case.
Twitter has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization against an alleged cybersquatter who owns the domain “twiter.com” (note the single “t” that would probably scoop up a fair number of speed typers who make a mistake when trying to reach Twitter.com). This complaint cites trademark infringement, and although the “twiter.com” domain was registered in 2004 (two years before Twitter launched), they may still have a solid case.