Shady, strange and funny sunrise domain name registrations (StarTrek.enterprises, CarInsurance.tips)

On Monday I did a post on sunrise results for .diamonds, .enterprises, .voyage and .tips new gTLDs. I also noticed some funny, strange and more disturbingly some shady domain name registrations.

As usual there was the occasional sunrise registration using a questionable trademark like this: build.tips

There was a sunrise registration for the domain name carinsurance.tips. Can you guess what the trademark class for the mark “car insurance” is? You will never find it:

13 – Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.

The trademark was also registered in Switzerland as the mark for “build” and using Marcaria.com. Do you see a pattern here?

Don’t get me started on these domains below. (Same owner together with the usual Switzerland/Marcaria.com combination) They deserve their own post:
luxury.diamonds
luxury.voyage
travel.tips
bet.tips
party.tips

These people are ruthless. Wait until they start filling UDRP complaints using bullshit trademarks.

CBS Studios Inc. bought startrek.enterprises. Don’t get me wrong but is there more than one? Were they afraid that some fan will buy it? They also got startrek.voyage.

There were also some crazy (e.g. 3-dashes) registrations like these:
guides-bleus.voyage
e-vasion-guide.voyage
e-vasionguide.voyage
un-grand-week-end.voyage
un-grandweek-end.voyage
ungrand-week-end.voyage
ungrandweek-end.voyage
voyageursdumonde.voyage
voyageursdu-monde.voyage
voyageurs-dumonde.voyage
voyageurs-du-monde.voyage

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

10 comments

  1. One thing the Swiss connected domains above have in common is that they are all prospective new TLDs.

  2. Some are registered by gTLD registries of other gTLDs. I’m sure there’s a big question mark about ICANN’s ability to regulate this mess.

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