Msg#: 4104632 posted 6:58 pm on Mar 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
I don't often see large scale preemptive domain registrations like the following.
There's something not all that nice about this apparent anti-union action, like "If we register these domains we can suppress or impair the voice of the opposition".
They have every right to register whatever domains they want to register, especially any that may reference their company name, but public knowledge/awareness of this maneuver might be used make it appear that JCP intends to suppress dissent and/or discussion and/or organization of the opposing voices by any and all means. (IMHO, for a union or opposting voice to use a domain with JCP in it to organize around would not be adjudicated a violation of JCP's trademark . . but get yer own legal opinion if you're someone doing this. ;) )
Msg#: 4104632 posted 6:02 pm on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Wouldn't it be awesome if Google's algorithm or manual scoring took into account the number of domains that have been purchased to protect against the release of content on a particular site in question?
I mean, if a company is willing to buy hundreds of domains to squash certain information, then surely that information is something users would want to find, and therefore a site displaying such information deserves a boost in PageRank.