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iGoldRush Blog   January 1998

Oreos Wants Its Name Back

January 29, 1998 in News

When visitors arrived at oreos.com, instead of finding the story of the world’s best cookie, they instead found a collection of links to various adult websites. Nabisco, who was late in registering the domain, decided to take their name back. They sent a strong cease and desist letter to the owner of the domain name warning that it must be taken offline and handed over to Nabisco by noon today. Paul Figueredo, who had bought the domain as an acronym for ‘Onterio Real Estate Online Services’ and later turned it into a home page when his business venture failed, said he didn’t appreciate being bullied, but that he would take the site down.

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