Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
LivingSocal.com — a typo of LivingSocial.com or short for Living SoCal?
Last year Living Social started to go after a number of typo domain names through UDRP. I expressed concern about the domain name LivingSocal.com.
Unfortunately, I called this one. LivingSocial just filed a UDRP against LivingSoCal.com. (The complainant’s identity hasn’t been unveiled, but it’s a good bet.)
Is it a typo of LivingSocial.com? Sure, it’s off by one letter.
But SoCal is also short for Southern California.
It happens that the domain owner lives in Los Angeles, so he has a legitimate interest in the domain name.
The one strike against the owner (that I know about right now) is the domain led to a parked page with links related to daily deals sites.
It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.