The 21 domains all include the “Facebook,” and 14 of them actually begin with the word.
All of them are listed for sale on DomainMarket, and some state their current prices — several are as low as $350, while the highest of the disclosed pricetags is $8,000 for AboutFacebook.com.
Other large technology companies that have bought blocks of domain names from squatters in single transactions include Apple and Microsoft, which both did so at the beginning of last year, according to TechCrunch.
TechCrunch had mentioned our blog as an example of a web address containing the word “Facebook” owned by a company that the social network considers benevolent.
The company has a similar policy with respect to the use of either “Face” or “book” by others, allowing those perceived as benevolent to carry on, while challenging those considered detrimental to the brand. Notice how Facebook hasn’t so much as sent a single cease-and-desist to Catbook nor Failbook, but has sued the likes of Lamebook and Faceporn.
It will be interesting to see whether Facebook simply holds all of the domain names it currently seeks or possibly puts content on ones like fundraisingwithfacebook.com, for instance.
The other 20 domain names are: aboutfacebook.com, facebookbabes.com, facebookcheats.com, facebookclub.com, facebookdevelopment.com, facebookfest.com, facebookintegration.com, facebookjournal.com, facebookking.com, facebookland.com, facebooksafety.com, facebookstudio.com, facebookstuff.com, freefacebookapps.com, friendsonfacebook.com, joinusonfacebook.com, killfacebook.com, moneyfromfacebook.com, moneywithfacebook.com, and newfacebookapplication.com.
Readers, what outcome do you anticipate arising from the claim filed by Facebook? And what prices do you the aforementioned domain names might fetch by the close of the transaction?