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09|22|2010 12:24 am EDT

Facebook Typos Deleting Wednesday

by Adam Strong in Categories: Legal Issues

Days after Facebook.com won a UDRP decision to gain ownership of Facebok.com , a large batch of “less stellar” Facebook.com typo domains are being deleted Wednesday. Most of these domains showed an expiration date that was further off, so in all likelihood the owner of these domains issued a forced registry deletion in order to cut the liability.

The domains deleting Wednesday include :

facebobk.com
facebobook.com
facebokook.com
faceboodk.com
facemook.com
faebok.com
fancebook.com
facebookbook.com
facebooook.com

It’s highly likely that these names will end up being grabbed and auctioned at one of the top auction spots like Snapnames.com or Namejet.com. Several of the above names already have multiple bidders at Namejet.

Facebook has been making aggressive legal moves on companies that use the word “book” or “face” in domains. Teachbook.com received a great deal of the press surrounding these “David vs Goliath” suits.  Robin Wauters weighed in with his thoughts on these overreaching moves at TechCrunch and Erick Schonfeld points out that Facebook is even trying to trademark the word Face.

With overreaching bullying tactics like these, I’m 100% positive Facebook will be aggressive toward more obvious names like these deleting names, possibly even stopping any auction before it begins.

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