First Google said it’s not OK to “Google” someone or something on the Web. Now Microsoft in the Netherlands says it’s not OK to use the verb “MSN-ing” as a synonym for sending messages through instant messenger. I’m not sure how to say IM in Dutch, but “MSN-ing” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.
To add insult to injury to Microsoft, while pursuing legal action in the Netherlands the company was shown a list of existing domain names related to “msn” such as msncam.com, msntest.com, msn-beta.com, and 62 others. When Microsoft executives said they were unfamiliar with the list, a judge reportedly told them to “Google” more.
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