Back in August I had discovered that Twitter Inc. had purchased the domain name Dronie.com via an expired drop domain name auction via NameJet and paid $2,551 for the domain. Also stated in my article, Twitter filed a trademark for the Dronie term 4 days after the Twitter Dronie took place at Cannes Lions.
Well, Twitter is very likely ready to launch the Dronie project and reveal what they will do with it. It may have something to do with advertising, because they do link to advertising.twitter.com on the official Dronie page on Twitter but clearly they could do a lot of things with it. They have set domain servers for the domain, which often means the new site / service will launch very soon. They have also revealed via whois that they are the owners of the Dronie.com domain name, which they did not back during my August story and only did so yesterday (10/10/14).
Twitter is using the username Dronie via Twitter itself but hasn’t announced anything about “Dronie.com” on it yet.
Drones are interesting and I think are going to become extremely useful tools in the near future. Selfies are also big and not likely to go away anytime soon, so using a drone as a selfie taker is interesting, but how Twitter is going to combine the two is something we will soon find out.
I would expect something official from Twitter maybe next week on Dronie with the recent actions they have taken, so we will see.