The 1-888-MATTRES case, In re DIAL-A-Mattress, 244 F.3d 88 (Fed. Cir. 2001) suggests that domain names in the form [DESCRIPTIVE TERM].COM or [GENERIC TERM].COM are registrable as trademarks (at least in the U.S.), but what scope of protection should they be accorded?  A hint that the answer is “not much” is a WIPO decision (in Spanish) at in which the owners of the registered mark INTERNETNEWS.COM lost a UDRP against the registrant of INTERNETNEWS.INFO.  An English language account is at,,t269-s2110412,00.html