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The hilarious “GFY” message at MarTech.com

The owners of MarTech.com put up with lots of purchase inquiries and misdirected email.

Screenshot of MarTech.com, a website often confused with other websites.

Definitely not for sale.

Earlier today I wrote about how Third Door Media is suing rival ClickZ over its use of the term MarTech.

A Domain Name Wire reader pointed out that neither company owns MarTech.com. Indeed, it appears that the company that owns the MarTech.com gets a lot of inquiries about buying the domain. Its website states:

No, this domain name is not for sale. We get this query several times each week, which is why we created this landing page. We registered the domain martech.com in 1993, when you had probably never heard of the Internet, and have operated continuously using this domain name ever since. In case you still do not understand, this domain is not abandoned! We also have no interest in buying your domain name.

It also gets a lot of misdirected email:

MarTech, in one form or another, seems to be a popular domain name and we get lots of email that isn’t intended for us. In the past we’ve been kind enough to reply to misaddressed emails, explaining the error to the sender. After a sufficient number of really nasty responses, we no longer provide that service. There is clearly no remedy for stupidity, and we delete several hundred misdirected emails every week.

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Third Door Media sues ClickZ over MarTech name

Online marketing publisher sues a competitor over use of “MarTech.”

Picture from ClickZ's Marketing Technology Awards ceremony showing use of "Mar Tech"

Third Door Media says ClickZ’s use of Mar Tech infringes its trademark. This photo is from ClickZ’s website and was included in a lawsuit over the matter.

Third Door Media, the publisher of Search Engine Land and producer of marketing conferences such as SMX, has sued rival publisher ClickZ for trademark infringement. ClickZ is part of the same company that owns Search Engine Watch.

The dispute stems from the use of “MarTech.” Third Door has a website called MarTech Today and produces a conference called MarTech. It also has a trademark on the term.

In the lawsuit (pdf), Third Door alleges that ClickZ produced an event in March called Marketing Technology Awards. At the event, it shortened the name to Mar Tech. (The photo above, from the ClickZ website and included as an exhibit in the lawsuit, shows the use of Mar Tech at the event).

I imagine that MarTech is a difficult trademark to defend, given that AdTech is a popular term for online advertising technology. Third Door says that it has already convinced AdAge and other companies to cease using the mark.

 

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