#TIL you can't have 'gitlab', 'wordpress' or 'ghost' in top-level domain names because they are protected trademarks.
- GitLab : https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/marketing/growth-marketing/brand-and-digital-design/brand-guidelines/#trademark
- WordPress : http://wordpressfoundation.org/trademark-policy/
- Ghost : https://ghost.org/trademark/ > Automatic Restriction.
If you have a personal blog at wordpress.name.tld or a self-hosted gitlab instance at gitlab.name.tld, that is technically violating trademark rules.
I don't think it is strictly enforced though because there aren't any services ( that I know of at least ) that have gathered more popularity ( with misdirection in their domain names ) than the original services.
" The GitLab name may not be used in any root URL, including subdomains such as gitlab.company.com or gitlab.citool.io. "
With #WordPress too : " Please do not use WordPress or WordCamp as part of a domain name. "
Not so much with #Ghost though. Their examples only list top-level domains and does not mention second-level domain. That's why I said that it was unclear with Ghost.
you should look at the sources I linked to in the first toot in the thread.
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