#1 Posted on 9.5.03 0742.35 Reposted on: 9.5.10 0743.11
Has anyone checked out the old URL lately?
A search at Register.Com revealed the following :
Registrant: Motherboards.com **** **** ****** Road College Station, Texas *****
Registrar: DOTSTER Domain Name: WWF.COM Created on: 01-DEC-02 Expires on: 01-DEC-03 Last Updated on: 11-APR-03
Administrative, Technical Contact: Admin, DNS firstname.lastname@example.org Motherboards.Com **** **** ****** Road College Station, Texas ***** 979-***-****
Domain servers in listed order: NS.MSSI.COM NS2.MSSI.COM
So, now what happens if McMahon ever wins back the rights to the "F" (I'm sure his lawyers are still fighting the Panda on the subject to this day); will he have to pay out the nose to regain the WWF.Com address? I mean, you can't really call it "cyber squatting" at this point, I don't think ...
Since: 3.5.03 From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey
Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 3 days
#6 Posted on 9.5.03 1250.53 Reposted on: 9.5.10 1251.59
Originally posted by LikelyWow, could have just posted a link dude. Hehe.
It's weird that the tree huggers didn't get the domain as part of the lawsuit. Maybe they tried to buy it after the fact but were too slow and these guys scooped it up?
Well even if they were paying attention, they wouldn't want to actually use it for themselves (nonprofit organizations usually use .org). But really, I have no idea how it could slip through the cracks like that.
However, I'm pretty sure that if the Fund wanted to, they could take the domain name. There's prior precedent for Company X being able to claim companyx.com because the names are similar and Company X existed long before the website.
I find this odd because, IIRC, the Fund's lawsuit revolved around international usage of the WWF name, specifically any place outside of North America. However, they were quick to grab the Canadian WWF name, while letting the .com name go...