Facebook doesn’t apply for any top level domains.
Back in April AdAge reported that Facebook wasn’t applying for a new top level domain. I found that surprising, and wrote:
Of course, it’s entirely possible that AdAge just didn’t talk to the right person within the companies. A Facebook spokesperson told AdAge that the company wasn’t apply for .Facebook, but you never know.
I later contacted Facebook after the application period was closed, thinking the company would let on what it’s plans were. They responded “no comment”.
Now the list it out and it’s official: Facebook didn’t apply for .facebook. Or anything for that matter.
I’m frankly surprised.
I also noticed that it looks like eBay skipped on .ebay and .paypal, two others that I thought would be on the list. Twitter is absent too.