Coming Soon: The .XXX Speedboat

Coming Soon: The .XXX Speedboat

ICM Registry to sponsor world champion powerboat racer Mike Seebold.

xxx race boatICM Registry, the company behind the new .xxx top level domain name, is entering world class powerboat racing with world champion driver Mike Seebold to compete at this year’s Off Shore World Championships in Key West, Florida.

We’ve already seen domain name company’s names plastered on the side of Nascar and F-1 race cars (Go Daddy), now we’ll get to see one on a powerboat.

The race boat will be unveiled at next month’s TRAFFIC conference in Fort Lauderdale on the weekend prior to the event.



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Company Sues Facebook Over New Timeline Feature, Says it Hijacked Its Username

Company Sues Facebook Over New Timeline Feature, Says it Hijacked Its Username

Company claims trademark infringement and that Facebook hijacked its username.

The Chicago company that owns Timelines.com and a federally registered trademark for “Timelines” has filed a trademark infringement suit (pdf) against Facebook over its new “Timeline” feature. According to the suit:

Facebook has announced its intention to use and, indeed has already begun to re-direct Internet traffic, using Timelines’ federally registered “TIMELINES” trademark as the centerpiece of Facebook’s new product offering going forward, a move that, given the size and reach of Facebook, will essentially eliminate Timelines and leave the public with the confusing impression that plaintiff Timelines is somehow affiliated with Facebook.

My first reaction is “how can a company claim a trademark on ‘timeline’?”

But according to the lawsuit Facebook took another action that looks really bad. The plaintiff says that Facebook has taken over its Facebook page — Facebook.com/timelines — and forwarded it to Facebook.com/timeline, which is Facebook’s informational page about the new feature.

Yeah, that looks bad.


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DomainTools Team Building Mini Golf Event

DomainTools Team Building Mini Golf Event

To celebrate September birthdays at DomainTools (Happy Birthday to Susan, Emily, Andrew and Kirsten!), we played some mini golf at the Seattle Interbay Golf Course the other day.  After grabbing some beverages, teams were chosen by the birthday crew. It was a perfect day to play some mini put-put out in the sun!

Prizes were given out to the top 2 teams, including gift certificates to Top Pot Donuts and Barnes and Noble. Andrew and Susan’s teams won – check out the team pictures below!

Jesse, Mike and Jason practicing right before we started the course

Kirsten after she took her shot

Andrew's team nearing the end of the course

Gustavo prepping for his shot

Susan's team near the end of the course (Susan got a hole in one!)