Msg#: 3490498 posted 4:31 pm on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)
Can you clarify? Sometimes the abstraction required here renders a post meaningless, and I'm afraid that's happened with this one - at least for my pea-sized brain. :)
Do you mean a domain name with a letter repeated three times? I guess not, there would only be 26 of them. Or any three-letter domain name? Or domain names with a word repeated three times? Uh, there would be more than 17,576. Or with a word from a particular class of words repeated three times? Something else? Do, we have a mathematician that can work this out?
Msg#: 3490498 posted 3:55 am on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)
With a few exceptions (abc, xyz, aaa, etc.) I can't see much use for this except for companies that have names that are initials. And there are a few of those that actually do have the dashes - it's a kinda trendy trend...
For the few exceptions, though, I think the dashed version is a poor substitute for the genuine article - as with all domain names containing dashes. (When I say the "genuine article", I am referring to the fact that the public expects domain names to not contain dashes.)
Problem with that is they may well get the domain from you without payment to you (but certainly not without cost) through a WIPO action.
I'm not sure that the fact that you've systematically registered a bunch of these necessarily protects you. Perhaps even the contrary. They may be able to prove that there's little other use for these names, and that you must have intended to sell them to companies that have these names.