REAL.video is changing to a name name and new domain: Brighteon.com.
The good news is that all your videos and user accounts are automatically and seamlessly mirrored at the new domain, as well as the original real.video domain.
All video pages and video embeds will auto-forward for the next six months. Existing comments will also auto-forward, although we should all expect some glitches during the transition.
See my full video explanation of the name change at this video:
All your videos that play at real.video URLs should already be playing at Brighteon.com URLs, using the exact same video ID, channel name, etc.
As explained in the video, this name change was necessary in order to protect the viability of the platform and expand into other areas such as social media and feature films. Although we registered REAL.video with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), our intellectual property attorneys told us that we would not be able to defend the name "real.video" because it was too generic. There are also thousands of existing trademarks incorporating the word "real," and even though none of those trademarks exist in the category of online video platforms, other trademark holders could easily sue Real.video and claim a "natural expansion" of their existing categories.
Switching to a completely new name now allows us to spend our resources on new features rather than fighting legal battles involving trademarks. This is why we made the decision: So that we can focus on building new features and growing Brighteon.com into an increasingly popular pro-liberty online video community.
All your existing videos will function seamlessly under the new domain name, using the same URL as before. You should be able to log in to Brighteon.com Tuesday afternoon and start using it as you've always used real.video. For a while, both domains will work exactly the same.
There might be a few glitches during this transition, so I thank you in advance for your patience.
Thank you :-)
- Mike Adams, Founder, REAL.video, now Brighteon.com