CiscoBlog.com is a website often used by myself to find useful information on network related issues. Today I read the following article on the website.
Well, after 5 fun years of running CiscoBlog.com, Cisco “agents” have come. I was contacted by Cisco a couple weeks ago stating that CiscoBlog.com violates their trademark. Being that CiscoBlog.com gets 600,000 hits monthly (isn’t that amazing?!?) I thought I could at least get a box of t-shirts out of the whole deal. Unfortunately, the response went something like, “Mr. Anderson…this is a legal matter. We don’t negotiate.”
So…I have until July 4th to find a new domain name. I guess if I owned Cisco, I wouldn’t want some hoodlum posting at CiscoBlog.com…so I understand the complaint.
…I just wanted a box of t-shirts out of the whole thing… :o)
In my opinion a stupid move from Cisco, because a lot of people use CiscoBlog.com to find information about Cisco technologies / equipment / certification and so forth. I hope the blog stays in the air under a different FQDN and the author doesn’t decide to quit blogging.