So I was doing domain research earlier tonight and found a sick list of domains owned by Full Tilt Poker (like... thousands of domains). Most were sensible purchases (ie, fulltiltpoker.com misspellings). Some were weird. Some were downright hilarious.
"Since I’m sure this post will end up in the hands of Full Tilt execs, I’d also like to let you guys know that Costa Rica is accepting domain registrations for .cr domains. You can register them here. As of the writing of this post (12/10/2008 @ 10:30 pm CST), fulltiltpoker.cr is still available. Let’s see if Full Tilt can beat one of my enterprising blog readers to that domain."
Last edited by N 82 50 24; 12-11-2008 at 01:01 AM.
ansolutepoker.com is an alias which means the URL will remain the same in the address bar
on the other hand, domains like mattmatrospoker.com are set up as forwards and they'll actually go to Full Tilt's site.
So not only are they attempting to profit off of other poker site's brand names via typos, they're also actively/intentionally attempting to trick new players (maybe someone who saw an AP ad on TV) into thinking that the site is actually Absolute Poker's website. Oh, and I asked Matt Matros about this -- he had no idea they owned mattmatrospoker.com.
That guy owns my name too. I don't understand how he is profiting from them because very few online players have their own site. Unless one of them binks a huge score I don't see them dying to have their domain.
Someone's taken www.mortallimit.com, which annoys me. I'm not good with this sort of thing, but a search revealed some sort of connection to "wehostwebsites.com." Bah. At least there's some sort of perverse pleasure in someone's having squatted my PokerStars name.