Originally Posted by thought
I'm just surprised that RIM didn't snap up this domain name before anyone else.
I mean, they certainly knew of the model number before anyone else, and it would seem to me that by now all companies would register all possible names for their business. It's not like buying the domain name is expensive...
Yes, I totally agree - seems pretty dumb on RIM's part. I just looked on GoDaddy, where I have my domains registered. RIM has registered all the blackberry.[anything] names, and now all the blackberry8800.[anything] names. They've also registered blackberry8100.com, but amazingly blackberry8100 is freely available to be claimed and registered for .net, .org, .biz and .us. It would take RIM a sum total of $28.46 to register all 4 of those and make sure no one else could. Amazing, simply amazing!
EDIT: And it appears that someone else is "squatting" on BlackBerry8700.com, and all the other BlackBerry8700 names are open and available too!