Facebook Registers FBPAC Domains Previously Owned by American Farm Bureau
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Facebook makes intriguing domain registrations.
Facebook has yet to settle an ongoing trademark dispute with American Farm Bureau despite paying millions to buy the FB.com domain name from it.
Now Facebook may have upped the ante, registering FBPAC.org and FBPAC.us. The two domain names were previously registered to American Farm Bureau until they expired in 2009. American Farm Bureau owns FBPAC.com and FBPAC.net.
Although the farmer lobbying group doesn’t operate the domain names, it’s clear that PAC stands for Political Action Committee.
So this begs the question, what is Facebook’s interest in these domain names? I can think of two possibilities:
1. It wants to use them in it current tiff with American Farm Bureau.
2. It’s starting its own PAC.