Aimster Has To Give Up Domain Names To AOL
from the that's-gotta-hurt dept
Aimster, the file trading program that relies on buddy lists instead of allowing you to trade with everyone, has lost a legal battle and now must give up their domain names to AOL. AOL claimed that it was infringing on their trademark for AIM (AOL Instant Messenger). Aimster claimed that the program was named after the creator’s daughter, Aimee (though, for some odd reason, until recently she was actually known as Madeleine), and has nothing whatsoever to do with AIM. While you can definitely use Aimster without AIM, a lot of people associated Aimster with AIM. I wonder what this will do for Aimsters recent publicity campaign.