Research in Motion’s Tablet Named Playbook

Research in Motion PlaybookCanada-based Blackberry maker, Research in Motion, announced the name of its highly anticipated tablet computer. Once speculated to be called the Black Pad, RIM’s new tablet will be known as the Playbook. The name of the tablet was revealed today at the BlackBerry Developer conference in San Francisco.

Similar to the web presence for Apple’s iPad tablet computer, is being used by another company. For a number of years, has been operated by Marc Lawrence as a sports wagering odds website. It will be interesting to see if RIM attempts to acquire this domain name, assuming they have not been able to do so already.

Interestingly, it looks like was just registered last week. This privately registered domain name currently resides on DNS, which is owned by Corporation Service Company, a company that handles domain registration and other services for large companies such as Research in Motion. The domain name forwards to the Blackberry website. Other Playbook related domain names continue to be registered as I write.

Cybersquatters should beware though. Research in Motion has been known to file UDRPs for domain names it believes it has a right to own. In fact, last year, they filed a UDRP for 111 domain names and won.

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  1. Nice, I like my Blackberry (other then the times when it decides to be slow)…

    Also I came here to talk about the wordpress spam comments… I have a few blogs set up and just realised that a few spam bots are going through, posting comments with links to unregistered domain names, and I assume later registering those names, with links to them, so they can link them to sites that would earn the spammers money.

    First, I don’t think it is worth the reg fee to register such names, for anyone thinking of doing so, but I found it interesting that the domain names were not registered.

    Second, how do I keep spammers from posting their trash on my blog?

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