Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Proflowersusa.Com & FTD

Proflowers recently signed on with a company called CitizenHawk whose focus is to continually crawl the web in search of shady uses of domain name brands (often associated with typos or other variations) where trademark infringements are at stake.

Up until only a couple of weeks ago, anybody who typed www.proflowersusa.com landed on the FTD owned www.florist.com website. It now looks like FTD quickly pulled the plug on the landing page for reasons related to infringement fear.

According to the Whois.sc database, FTD still owns it:

Whois Record

   DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515-5412
   Administrative Contact:
      Administration, FTD Domain                

      3113 WOODCREEK DR
      DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515-5412
      630-719-7800 fax: 630-724-6019
   Technical Contact:
      ROLE, DNS                

      Novator Systems Ltd.
      364 Richmond Street West
      Suite 300
      Toronto, ON M5V1X6
      416 2605131 fax: 416 2605121
   Record expires on 18-Jun-2013.
   Record created on 
   Database last updated on 
2-Dec-2008 11:11:39 EST.
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