Someone behind the Uniswap.com domain is redirecting traffic to the site of the Sushiswap decentralized exchange.
Until 2017, Uniswap.com was an online marketplace for exchanging goods. From then on, it presented a message showing that the site was offline and its service was unavailable. It remained offline until early May this year, archived pages show.
It appears that someone has purchased the domain and pointed the site to the trading page of Sushiswap, a Uniswap competitor in the decentralized exchange space.
Besides sharing the same name, Uniswap.com is not affiliated with the actual trading page of Uniswap. According to Uniswap Lab’s trademark guidelines, UNISWAP®, UNI™, and UNISWAP LABS™ are trademarked by the firm behind the Uniswap exchange.
It's unclear at this stage who is behind the Uniswap.com domain. 0xMaki, an anonymous Sushiswap contributor, said on Twitter on Tuesday that the Sushiswap team hadn't purchased Uniswap.com or "any domain names aside from the .fi and .org ones."
This is also not the first time that unknown owners behind a web domain, bearing the name of a Sushiswap competitor, have redirected it to the Sushiswap DEX site. Pancake.com, which has the name of Pancakeswap, has also been automatically directing traffic to Sushiswap since March.