Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Disney uses "dadt" as a domain name, unaware of its "political" meaning

Yesterday, while looking up the “Live with Kelly” show (ABC) online, I found that it was on a domain belonging to Disney, dadt.com.   Specifically, the link was this  (the page actually gives a javascript error in Chrome sometimes). I found that dadt without a directory doesn’t resolve and that it does not have a USPTO live trademark. Domaintools (WHOIS) does show the name was registered by Disney in 2000. The acronym seems to stand for “Disney American Domestic Television”.   Apparently the company was not aware that DADT was the abbreviation for the notorious “don’t ask don’t tell” policy for gays in the military.

I’ve discussed my own doaskdotell.com domain most recently on Feb. 4, 2010 here.

Picture: An SLDN rally from about 2007.