Monday, October 27, 2008
It seems the special people at Cynergy Systems decided to trademark the word "LookFirst" on their website. This word happens to be my domain name. Looking in the whois database to see when their domain was registered, I see it was in June 19th, 2000. My commercial domain name was registered in January 2nd, 1998. A full two years earlier. The funny thing about all of this is that they also need to compete against the actual company who has gone and paid the extortion money to actually register the trademark with the USPTO. Needless to say, that domain (lookfirst.net with a copyright that hasn't been updated since 2006) has only been around since April 19th, 2003. Given that I squatted over the domain shitter first, I think I win and all of you can stop using my word to advertise your lame ass products. Ha.