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Discussion on:! Get your .dev domain now!

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Steve Layton Author • Edited

Hah. Have no idea. It's not usable, I can set up DNS but that's about it right now it seems. I suppose if someone tries to swoop in (not that I'm expecting someone to put up money to do something like that) I can file a cease and desist with the registrar though gotta protect my "brand" or something.

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Peter Kim Frank

I wonder if that's a semi dark-pattern from Ionos. Making it seem like you've purchased and secured the name, when in fact you've simply executed a pre-order for the full public release (which would be valuable as a standalone feature).

(Even though you might be somewhat in jest), regarding "brand," I did some research into the "sunrise" rules and there are pretty narrow requirements to get trademark protection on your domain. Though there might be similar process to UDRP complaints in general for instances of misuse.

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Ben Sinclair

Hot take: all domains name resales are a dark pattern.