On Tuesday, June 9, Facebook, Inc. announced that beginning this Saturday, June 13 at 12:01 a.m. U.S. EDT, existing Facebook members will be able to create personalized URLs for their Facebook pages (facebook.com/yourname) via this hyperlink: http://www.facebook.com/username.
Facebook is giving trademark owners a limited time to preemptively record registered trademarks to block Facebook members from using those trademarks in the domain names. This must be done online through the trademark protection contact form.
More information is also available at Facebook's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
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