French Secretary of State Yves Jégo announced in November a new Government backed web site dedicated to promoting tourism to over-seas territories: Voyageoutremer.com. Alors – nobody registered the domain name.
Petit detail that didn’t go unnoticed by CLASH an assosiaton based on the island of St.Barthelemy, who slapped on a redirect and swiftly made hay in the light of free publicity, underlining there own vindication namely; changing the date slavery abolition is celebrated in their corner of the W.Indies. Src: www.silicon.fr
.Tel: new domain name that’s not one really (more like a page in a phone book)
out today for trademark owners. First of a 3 step squeeze ‘em. Next squeeze: free-for-all at premium prices 3rd Feb 09. Squeeze 3: General availability 24th March. A must have? Then get there before the homonyms and cybersquatters.
Which leaves us a little Typosquatting.
Why do peaple keep saying things like ‘there’s no such thing as a free dinner, ye know” when there are folk like this T squatting affiliate for OVH, using the typo faccebook.fr to leach traffic from Big Book of Faces. He’s certainly getting some traffic according to netcraft … and why not ? The G force will be knocking him down a notch or two with the tweeks they’re coming out with anyway I suppose. Maybe there are free meals, just never a reliable supply of them.