The sound of domain names.

Heise reports (in German) about a preliminary injunction by a court in Hamburgt which found “be-mobile.de” to be confusingly similar to “t-mobile.de”, since both domain names sound similar. Previously, a lower court that apparently focused on the …

Heise reports (in German) about a preliminary injunction by a court in Hamburgt which found “be-mobile.de” to be confusingly similar to “t-mobile.de”, since both domain names sound similar. Previously, a lower court that apparently focused on the written form of the domain names had found no confusing similarity, and had not granted the injunction. Further discussion (in German).