Dell registers some interesting domain names.
Either computer manufacturer Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is making some defensive domain name registrations or it is getting ready to release a line of highly interactive computers. Domain Name Wire has discovered that the company just registered a handful of its trademarks preceded by the f-bomb.
Among the domains Dell registered last week are:
Personally, I think the PowerEdge sounds like the most fulfilling, um, interactive product.
It’s not uncommon for companies to register derogatory domain names based on their trademarks. Typically this involves registering domains like DellSucks.com (not owned by Dell, by the way). But registering the 4 letter f-word in front of a domain is not as common. Typically, registration of such domains including a trademark by unaffiliated parties is permitted by trademark law if the corresponding web site is used to criticize the company.
Although it certainly appears these are defensive domain name registrations, Dell registered another domain name last week that may make computer geeks get a bit excited: LoveByDell.com.
Now we’re talking.