Microsoft killing similar-sounding domains
Last year, Microsoft won a case and shut down Mike Rowe’s website(MikeRoweSoft.com) because it thought it looked to much like Microsoft. I would understand if it had tried to shut down a website like Microsuck.com, but this really doesn’t make much sense to me.
We’re going to reach a stage where buying domain names are going to be extremely difficult(not that it’s very easy now) because of big companies like Microsoft trying to stop you because Steve Ballmer’s kid has your first name.
Apple won the case to get the rights of iTunes.co.uk last year but that was well worth all the effort. MikeRoweSoft rhymes, but it’s still nowhere close to Microsoft.