Facebook this week filed a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute (UDRP) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to gain control of facebook.info. The domain name was first registered in September 2004.
Here is the first part of the Whois Record for facebook.info:
Created On:25-Sep-2004 05:31:56 UTC
Last Updated On:10-May-2012 19:00:05 UTC
Expiration Date:25-Sep-2012 05:31:56 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:1&1 Internet AG (R113-LRMS)
Registrant Name:Igor Dolgalev
The former seems to be an odd log of tweets while the latter is a forum where controversial classifieds are being posted. I would wager that Facebook doesn't want its brand to be involved in either of these.
Given that Facebook launched in February 2004, the company will likely have a valid argument that it should own the domain. It's curious, however, that the social networking giant is choosing to file almost eight years after the domain name was purchased, not to mention that it's during IPO week.