Its pretty hard to find a picture of Donald Trump in the last few weeks not wearing a baseball cap with his now famous tag line of the his 2016 Presidential run of “Make America Great Again’
You might be surprised to find out that The Donald filed a trademark on the term back in November 2012. However the trademark was filed for opposition in 2013 and not finally granted until July, 14th 2015.
The domain name MakeAmericaGreatAgain.com was first registered in 2009 under the domain name registrar 1and1.com, meaning Trump, who is no stranger to the UDRP process, would have had little luck in getting the domain away from its original owner.
However the domain name MakeAmericaGreatAgain.com actually dropped in June 2014 and sat unregistered for a few months until it was registered on October 7, 2014, meaning Donal Trump could have registered the domain name MakeAmericaGreatAgain.com for about $10 until October 7th when someone did register the domain name at Godaddy (now under privacy) where it is parked.
Now you can argue that Trump doesn’t need the .Com domain matching his campaign slogan, but for that matter he doesn’t need to be wearing a hat with the slogan either, as a “Trump” hat would be fine.
Trump should have grabbed the domain name MakeAmericaGreatAgain.com when it was available for $10 and missing that, he should have went out and bought the domain especially since I’m sure he doesn’t love the way its being used.
The domain name does have an Alexa Ranking of 13 Million worldwide meaning the domain name is getting some type in traffic.
For the record Donald Trump has bought five separate UDRP’s on .com domain names this year winning control of them all:
Over the years Donald Trump has filed 58 UDRP winning all but two, so he is certainly as a businessman quite aware of domain names.
Here is the whois record from DomainTools.com for MakeAmericaGreatAgain.com:
Whois Record for 2014-07-21
|1 & 1 INTERNET AG
Domain makeamericagreatagain.com is not registered here.""