New Brand Monitor in Action

| February 22, 2013

Most people reading this blog are probably aware that Microsoft is force-converting Hotmail users to its new Outlook email service this week. And as many of you know, ‘Hotmail’ is one of the most cybersquatted brands of all-time. With Outlook being an emerging global brand, it provides a good use case for our newly expanded Brand Monitoring service. Granted, Microsoft announced the launch of Outlook.com last August, and that is when most of the aggressive domain registrations likely happened. But as expected, the formal launch of Outlook.com this week has generated a large number of new Outlook-related domain registrations. Here are a few examples of such domains in some of the new TLDs we monitor:

microsoft-outlook.de

outlook2013.dk

outlookemail.in

None of these domains are owned by Microsoft. Of course the Brand Monitor product still covers our most popular TLDs, including .com:

microsoftoutlookonline.com (since deleted)

outlook-help.com

outlookbeta.com 

All of these registered this month as well.If you have brands and trademarks with global appeal, and care about abusive domain registration activity, I hope you’ll check out our newly updated TLD coverage within Brand Monitor.

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Tim Chen has been the CEO of DomainTools since its 2009 spin-out into an independent company. Tim has over 15 years experience as a sales and operations executive in internet-driven businesses, including 8 in the domain name and DNS space. Prior to this Tim spent seven years in business development executive roles with Internet and software companies in the Bay Area, and four years in the Corporate Finance group at J.P. Morgan in New York. Originally from Rochester, New York, Tim is a graduate of Haverford College and Stanford business school. When not in the office you can usually find Tim on his bike, on his surfboard (or falling off it), or sequestered away reading entirely too much about the Buffalo Bills' draft prospects.

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  1. Jhon Carter says:

    Microsoft is in action :) its good but why not hotmail ? its a easy to understand is microsoft is easier ??