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All Current US Supreme Court Justices FirstName+LastName.com

Labeled as discuss in Legal Discussion started by Grilled, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:37 AM.

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  1. Grilled

    Grilled Be the change you want to see in the world VIP

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    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) After reading the NamePros thread about BrettKavanaugh.com, I ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) started to wonder about the status of other supreme court justices ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) FirstNameLastName.com's. Read below and share your thoughts( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    BrettKavanaugh.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: Sept. 5th, 2015
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    NeilGorsuch.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: March 26th, 2014
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    ElenaKagan.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: Nov. 17th, 2008*
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    SoniaSotomayor.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: Nov. 17th, 2008*
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    SamuelAlito.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: May 24th, 2005
    Current: (""This site can’t be reached samuelalito.com’s server IP address could not be found"")
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    StephenBreyer.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: Sept. 12th, 2012 upload_2018-10-10_22-27-2.png

    RuthBaderGinsburg.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: Sept 10th, 2014
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    ClarenceThomas.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: April 4th, 2001
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    JohnRoberts.com | Twitter | Wikipedia | Archive.org | WHOIS: Feb. 27th, 1996
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  2. robepik

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    A domain registered as exact match of a famous person, notably one registered after the person became famous, would likely lose in UDRP. Obvious celebrity names are mainly useful to hold if you have an interest in meeting or interacting with them, either through an active fan site, or to gift it to them.

    That said, generic person names like JohnSmith.com are fair game as a domain investment. There are some domain investors that take issue with such names, but truly generic ones where there are many logical owners are fine to hold and can be sold for 3 or 4 figures, or even occasionally 5 figures.

    Where you get into a gray area is with names like Stephen Breyer where WhitePages says there are more than 1500 people in the US with this name. The UDRP scenario is not a slam dunk for the complainant, and there are obviously multiple logical buyers. Those can be interesting hand-reg dropcatches.

    Of note, if you are looking at strategies for dropcatching on the cheap, I recommend either using Epik's API or adding domain to your free watchlist. Alternatively, backorders at Epik are automated for catching names as they drop and are awarded first come first serve for a fixed fee without auction.
     
  3. Grilled

    Grilled Be the change you want to see in the world VIP

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    What if you are able to show a pattern?

    e.g. Hypothetically, if somebody were to own more than one supreme court justice FirstNameLastName.com, could that be used as an argument of bad faith?

    I don't know if one person / entity owns more than one supreme court justice FirstNameLastName.com, but I do note the similarity in the WHOIS registration details of ElenaKagan.com and SoniaSotomayor.com -- both:

    (a) Created at 2008-11-18T00:39:28Z
    (b) Updated 2017-11-18T17:27:29Z
    (c) Expires on 2018-11-18T00:39:28Z
    (d) Domains By Proxy
    (e) CashParking.com nameservers

    Would the size of their portfolio matter? e.g. If another were to drop, and HugeDomains were to acquire it, then they would be selling two supreme court justice FirstNameLastName.com pending StephenBreyer.com remains unsold. A potential difference being HugeDomains is estimated to own over 5 million domains whereas the average domain owner owns far less.

    I also wonder if time between acquisition could be a factor. e.g. The difference between registering two supreme court justice FirstNameLastName.com on the same receipt / transaction vs acquiring at separate time.

    EDIT: Both WHOIS Nov. 17th, 2008 Nov. 18th, 2008
     
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  4. robepik

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    Bulk registering a specific category of celeb names on the same day by the same registrant, with or without whois privacy, would be a sign of bad faith. Others on this forum could cite UDRP cases.
     
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