According to several sources, a fake news story appearing on a new gTLD domain name Bloomberg.Market sent shares of Twitter up over 5% today when they reported Twitter was going to be bought for $31 Billion dollars to over $38 a share.
The domain is Bloomberg.market, not Bloomberg.com but its made to look like Bloomberg.com
We have chatted on many occasions that trademark holders haveonly lightly participated in the Sunrise periods for each new gTLD rollout with the exception of .porn, .adult and .sucks.
While I understand why trademark holders don’t want to register thousands of new domain names, those new gTLD’s that are right in the wheelhouse of a trademark holder like Bloomberg.Markets should have been registered by the trademark holder.
.Press, .News, .Money are a few others new gTLD’s that come to mind in relationship to Bloomberg.
While trademark holders can get infringing new gTLD registrations suspended or even transferred, sometimes that is well after the damage is done.
The domain name Bloomberg.market was registered just a few days on July 10, 2015 at Enom.com under privacy.