#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.
I know of the #GNOME GitLab instance that is at gitlab.gnome.org which is a violation.
Did @gnome obtain any special permissions to use the sub-domain?
I hope that the policy was not overlooked. There should have been some sort of dialogue between the organizations and some arrangement that was reached after deliberation.
" 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.
They have published blog posts about their association with #GNOME ( https://floss.social/@gnome/104870592323741441 ) which leads me to believe that there must have been some sort of arrangement between the 2 organizations.
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