November 30, 2011 — Google, Bing, Facebook and Twitter are among the websites that a US judge has ordered delist domains linked to sites selling counterfeit Chanel goods, a report by Ars Technica claims. According to the report, the US district court for Nevada ordered more than 200 sites be removed from the search results of “all internet search engines” and “all social media sites.”
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has held talks with Microsoft on a plan to remove its content from the search engine Google.
Twitter founder Biz Stone announced in a blog post on July 1 that they “have applied to trademark Tweet because it is clearly attached to Twitter from a brand perspective.” However, after diligent research by Sam Johnston of SamJ.net , it turns out that Twitter had their application rejected by the USPTO that very same day. This is great news for any blogging related company with the word “tweet” in their domain name as well as Twitter’s microblogging competition who wouldn’t want somebody to have a stranglehold on the name.