Say that three times fast.
The publishers of the Baby 411, Toddler 411, and Expecting 411 series of books have tried and failed to get the domain name Babies411.com through arbitration.
Alan and Denise Fields d/b/a Windsor Peak Press have sold over 300,000 copies of their popular Baby 411 book and maintain a web site at Baby411.com. The book was originally published in 2003.
In 2009 an Austin woman started a site at Babies411.com. Naturally, it was about baby information. Windsor Peak Press argued that Babies411.com infringed its common law trademark rights.
But the arbitration panelist disagreed. He stated that it’s not proven Babies411.com was registered in bad faith to take advantage of the Baby 411 books. After all, both “babies” and “411” are common and generic terms.
Babies411 seems to be the more popular site.
Another interesting thing is Babies411 has like over 20 timex more Twitter followers than Baby411.