Daily deals company goes after Irish domain name.
Groupon competitor LivingSocial has filed its first ever domain name arbitration complaint.
But it’s not for a typo of its main LivingSocial.com domain name. Instead, the company is going after the Irish domain name LivingSocial.ie.
The company started offering discounts for consumers in Ireland last fall using its main LivingSocial.com domain name.
Perhaps LivingSocial is following the same tact as Groupon, just a bit delayed. In March Groupon was awarded the domain name Groupon.ie through the same World Intellectual Property Forum process that LivingSocial is going through right now. That allowed Groupon to change is Irish URL from CityDeal.ie to Groupon.ie.
LivingSocial.ie is registered to an individual in Ireland. So far it’s just parked with a “coming soon” page.