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Writer Jeanette Winterson, author of "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", filed a complaint against cybersquatter Mark Hogarth with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Hogarth 'kidnapped' the domain name jeanettewinterson.com, as well as the .net and .org versions. Courts gave Hogarth ten days to turn over all three extensions of the domain name. [...] Continue reading
As soon as Tony Blair's newborn baby's name was announced, schoolteacher Diana George rushed online to register leoblair.com and leoblair.co.uk in an effort to make a bit of money, half of which she offered to give to charity. [...] Continue reading
It was only three weeks ago when dotTV started peddling their .tv domains, but some of the big media outfits, like MGM, have already started buying up the names. Included in MGM’s domain portfolio are UnitedArtists.tv and JamesBond.tv. [...] Continue reading
Gary Kremen claims he’s the rightful owner of the multi-million dollar domain, sex.com. He says that Stephen Cohen hijacked the domain in an identity spoof and tried suing both Cohen and Network Solutions for the faulty transfer. A Judge issued a free pass for Network Solutions (which Kremen vows to appeal), but his [...] Continue reading
The .org domains got a boost of confidence when the price paid for engineering.org, $198,895, made it to the ‘top 25 prices ever paid for a domain name’ list. [...] Continue reading
Verizon Wireless lawyers registered the domain name VerizonSucks.com to keep company critics from launching an anti-campaign, but they were surprised to find out that the publisher of 2006 had registered the name VerizonReallySucks.com. Verizon issued legal warnings to the site owner, who claims he just wanted to occasionally poke fun at the large company. [...] Continue reading