Shane’s Edit: Whois information taken down for a few reasons. I don’t think it’s wrong to publish it but I see the other side. Two, I want Jason for Visible.com to stop crying, you scrape everyone’s blog post without asking and then cry about this? If you want the Facebook squatter’s info it’s still available. Now you have to make one extra step. I am going to add this though. If you don’t want people to know your personal information DON’T MAKE IT PUBLIC. Get a PO box a business address or buy privacy.
I’m not on Facebook. I was once. I ended up having 3 friends, and about 237 friend requests from people I went to high school with that I just starred at because I didn’t want to talk to them. It was at that moment that I realized I did not want to be social and/or network. My girlfriend’s dog has a Facebook page, he has 7 times as many friends as I had.
Facebook announced some major changes yesterday, most notably being the Facebook Timeline which will allow you to document your entire life for everyone to see because it’s so interesting. As one would expect, Facebook decided to pick a name, program the technology, brand it, put it together in a marketing package, and announce it, all without buying the domain when they had the chance. Also as you’d expect, domain squatters jumped all over the opportunity to receive a UDRP hearing in the future.
I’d like give a big congratulations to Allison Jones, who is either a psychic or has a Facebook insider, as she had the insight to register FacebookTimeline.com last month. Also joining the “I swear I did this in good faith” club is Anthony Pernicka who decided to register FacebookTimelines.com yesterday as the changes were announced. Terrific move by both Aly and Tony and I’m sure both are excited for the letters heading their way.
Other additions announced were the Facebook Ticker and Smart Lists. FacebookTicker.com was registered back in 2010 and much to the delight of squatters everywhere, FacebookSmartList.com and FacebookSmartLists.com are both available for registration at the time of this posting. I’m sure those will be snatched up and I will be happy to make the buyer famous. Better pay for that privacy.
Below are the current WHOis listings for FacebookTimeline(s).com.