The .app domain starts selling yesterday in early release phase. But yesterday I found out that “The Podcast App” already had the domain Podcast.App. My question is how did they get it as part of the “Sunrise” phase. They do not hold “Podcast” or “The Podcast App” as a trademark. Yet they got the domain before the phase 1 purchase date. They were able to obtain the domain on April 27th which is part of the “sunrise” period.
Simply because they have the app it appears not based on Trademark. “The Podcast App” should in my opinion not have qualified them for the domain podcast.app under the sunrise rules but someone thought it was ok.