In China, Google Grapples with Gmail Domain Dispute – Reuters

From Reuters via Cnet:

, fighting to consolidate its trademark globally, faces an obstacle in the world’s second largest market–’s, which is refusing to sell its address to the U.S. giant.

A legal source told Reuters on Monday that Google was trying to buy the Internet domain name, which is run by Beijing-based ISM Technologies.

The name closely resembles Google’s internationally known e-mail service,, and the colors in which the two logos are written are similar. The “.cn” suffix is commonly used for Chinese domain .[Full Text]

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