I have received an email from Amazon stating that I must turn over my domain, firetvnews.com, to them within 7 days because the domain contains one of their trademarks. They did not give specifics, but I assume it’s due to their trademark on the word: Fire. They are also requiring me to delete my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/firetvnews. They did not specifically mention my twitter account @fireTVnews, but I assume they’ll want that gone too.
I’ll admit, when I registered the domain, I knew there was a possibility that one day I would be contacted by Amazon’s trademark lawyers. I naively thought Amazon was nicer than your average mega corporation and registered the domain anyway. Lesson learned. It would have been nice if they gave me more than 7 days, or at least given me a way to contact them. Instead, I’m supposed to give them the domain release information through their standard ‘Contact Us’ form.
I’m just one guy with a small blog and a few loyal readers, so I wont be fighting their request. This website will continue, but under a different name and URL. I will post the new website information shortly. I hope everyone reading this will stick around and not get lost in the move.
See the new post about changing the domain name.