What happened here
How did they know?!
Just did a quick google search of ‘Monzo’ and Starling are already the top result.
Another startup bank. Very much in bad taste. Very well played but bad taste.
.com is more recognised globally than .co.uk
Monzo has a greater opportunity to go global
Blimey, some spying gone on there
Damn - cyber squatting at its worst, eh.
A cursory look at this Starling outfit suggests that they’ve not launched anything, perhaps too busy with internet sass
Poor show from starling
Bit of a low move by Starling I think - should be trying to compete on value not on buying out domain names!
For those who don’t know, Monzo and Starling have history:
So Starling is all bark and no bite? How did they register it on the 21st though? Interesting.
It was quite obvious what would be the new name if you did some research. And so Starling tried to use Mondo’s renaming to attract some attention… so if I understand correctly they bought many domain names before Mondo…
Monzo will get big.
Then we’ll just buy the buggers
Let’s just all click on the link all day long so they spend all their marketing budget
A lot of negativity vis-a-vis Starling, but we want competition in the new banking sector don’t we? Better for us as customers.
Someone probably should have paid a few quid for www.getmonzo.co.uk immediately after the meeting in which Monzo was decided upon to be fair.
Seems like Starling will auction it off for charity and match the donation (presumably Monzo will buy this…) so it’s just a bit of banter.
But also a boo-boo on Monzo’s side.
To my mind there are greater sins than opportunistic marketing, and the door was left open to them by the fact the domain was left available. I read that the competitor who shall remain nameless plan to auction it off the domain for charity and match the resulting donation, it’s all just harmless fun.