Facebook’s logo changed to ‘meta.com’ last week, and it’s a minor bummer

Remember that historical opprobrium leveled at Snapchat for changing its name to Snap Inc. from Snapchat. (Most of them are probably still working on that.) Well now Facebook is trying out the practice. As…

Facebook’s logo changed to ‘meta.com’ last week, and it’s a minor bummer

Remember that historical opprobrium leveled at Snapchat for changing its name to Snap Inc. from Snapchat. (Most of them are probably still working on that.) Well now Facebook is trying out the practice.

As of January 1, the world’s largest social media company has changed its URL from facebook.com/ (i.e. Facebook.com) to just “Meta.”

The New York Times points out that, technically, “Meta” is a B-level domain, which would be equivalent to “Cramer.com.” If you converted Facebook.com into .com, you’d get the aforementioned “Snapchat.com.”

However, Facebook’s ownership of the desired “ .com” domain appears to be quite firm. In fact, the company already owns Facebook.com and Facebook.co. Under trademark law, this is the position Facebook has to remain until November of this year, when a more updated standard is expected to be adopted.

Nevertheless, we can’t help but think that Facebook itself has given up hope of continuing to run without a.com. In other words, what about Facebook.com?

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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