Google announced through its blog that it’s Nexus One phone has stopped production and Google will stop selling the Nexus One, saying that the next shipment of the phones will be the last.
“This week we received our last shipment of Nexus One phones. Once we sell these devices, the Nexus One will no longer be available online from Google. Customer support will still be available for current Nexus One customers.”
We noted back in January of this year, when this product was just announced, that an individual in Portland Oregon owned the domain Nexusone.com.
We asked at the time if the registrant had hit the “domain name lottery”.
It seems the same person in Portland still owns the domain.
Who knows if Google tried to acquire the domain and how much the owner may have turned down for the domain which now goes back to the pool of “just another domain”.
Besides the trademark issues, this short lived product points out some of the dangers of jumping on the new product bandwagon.
Sometimes even the biggest companies fail and if you tied yourself to them you might fail along side them.
Also if you turn down a offer for a domain involving a new or hot product, it maybe the only one you ever receive for it in your life.