Sony wins a Walkman domain name, but don’t count on a new web site any time soon.
Sony Corporation has been awarded the domain name Walkman.net in a domain arbitration case at World Intellectual Property Organization.
Sony invented the iconic Walkman in the late 70s. Walkman became somewhat of a generic term for portable music devices (similar to Scotch Tape for clear tape) until MP3 players went mainstream this decade. Sony still uses the brand for its portable audio devices.
So is Sony looking to launch a Walkman-specific web site? Don’t hold your breath. In 2000, the company won the domain name Walkman.COM through arbitration. To date, that web site has merely displayed an “under construction” page.
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