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  • Microsoft’s Generation App: F’ it, it blows (so say domain names)

    1. BY - Jun 16, 2012
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    Microsoft registers dirty names related to its new Generation App.

    Microsoft is releasing its Generation App (Or Gen App), which is a suite of tools to help you build an app for Microsoft platforms within 30 days.

    The web sites for the initiative are 30tolaunch.com and GenerationApp.com.

    The company isn’t taking any chances, snatching up lots of typos of GenerationApp.com including generatonapp.com and generat6ionapp.com. These two and many other domains are registered in Microsoft’s name.

    But Microsoft turned to brand protection company Mark Monitor to help it register all of the negative domain names someone could think of to blast the initiative. Here’s a list of domains Microsoft registered via Mark Monitor and its DNStination subsidiary rather than its own credentials:

    f@ckgenapp.com
    f@ckgenerationapp.com
    genappbites.com
    genappblows.com
    genappporn.com
    genappsucks.com
    genappsux.com
    genappxxx.com
    generationappbites.com
    generationappblows.com
    generationappsucks.com
    generationappxxx.com

    (and yes, the @ is really ‘u’.)

2 Comments
  • Of course they don’t own GenApp.com or any other extension or any of these:

    genappblog.com
    genappdirectory.com
    genappfan.com
    genappfans.com
    genappisgreat.com
    genappp.com
    genappstore.com
    genappsupport.com
    ilovegenapp.com
    mygenapp.com
    welovegenapp.com

    Obviously they are preparing for GenApp to be a huge failure like many other Microsoft products before it.

    Still waiting for Ballmer to F in “destroy” Google as he said a few years back.

    Now Microsoft will be launching a tablet. Just too funny.

  • Meh I would do the same in their position whether I had faith in my product or not. Microsoft takes alot of flak for anything they release so it only makes sense to take some precautionary measures.

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