AdMedic is now AdwareMedic
Published September 12th, 2014 at 4:11 PM EDT , modified September 12th, 2014 at 4:11 PM EDT
Due to an unfortunate naming issue, AdMedic has been renamed, and is now AdwareMedic! You will find it now on AdwareMedic.com.
So, what happened?
When I chose the name AdMedic, I did a trademark search and did not come up with anything. I also searched Google for conflicts, and found only some medical-related products. Since those are in a different field, I wasn’t worried about those, just as Apple Computer and Apple Records coexisted just fine until Apple Computer started selling music.
However, I neglected to do one thing: check the domain name. I planned to put AdMedic on The Safe Mac website, and thus wasn’t planning to register a separate domain name. It turns out that admedic.com is already taken, and in active use by an advertising company. I learned about this when someone brought them to my attention, and sure enough, they had suddenly shot to number one on Google’s search results for “AdMedic.”
So, rather than risk a cease and desist order or a lawsuit, I decided to change the name. And to do so quickly, before the name recognition got too far along. And I registered the domain name so I’d have a stronger claim on the name.
Sorry for any inconvenience the change of names might have caused anyone!