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Brett Kavanaugh Didn't Buy His URL. It's Now A Resource For Sexual Assault Survivors.

Labeled as news in Domain Industry News started by Foggy, Oct 10, 2018.

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  1. Foggy

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  2. TestCase

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    Forward thinking and in many minds a good use of the domains.

    If there is litigation this could go all the way to the Supreme Court!
     
  5. Keith

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    He could easily challenge the owner and win.

    This is bad faith and using a public figures name at its finest.
     
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  6. golan

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    I would say what i think about all those left b****es but i'm afraid to be banned. So i'll just keep silence.
     
  7. carob

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    It is a common practice to register a celebrity name and redirect it to a non-profit fan site and that is fairly wipo-proof if not monetised.
     
  8. Grilled

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    Does it have to be a fan site? ... what about a critic site? I wonder about FirstNameLastName.com of lower level judges -- one's who still have to be voted in by their communities, and would be most effected by a critic site.

    StephenBreyer.com -- US Supreme Court Justice since 1994 -- is for sale via HugeDomains for $1,195. Other US Supreme Court Justices FirstName+LastName.com HERE
     
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    I must say while I accept the evidence that it apparently has been allowed, and not in any way commenting on this specific case on either side, as a general rule I find the idea of registering someone's first and last name strikes me as wrong for the same reason that it is wrong to try to profit from a companies TM.
     
  10. Keith

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    It strikes you as wrong because it’s wrong. Registering another persons full name can’t possibly be in good faith.
     
  11. carob

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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/24/wipo_cleeve_domain_decision/ :
    Or just google Wipo Gripe Sites and read away.

    Etc https://www.americanbar.org/content.../materials/2016/06/ce1606ybs.authcheckdam.pdf
     
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  12. mr-x

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    I doubt Justice Kavanaugh cares unless they post slander.
     
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  14. Joe Nichols

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    Should have made it a site about liking beer. Wasted opportunity.
     
  15. mr-x

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    Dilly Dilly

    have-a-kav.jpg
     
  16. Joe Nichols

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    Ha ha! A cold cup of justice the whole country can enjoy. Best imbibed after a prolonged nervous sweat.
     
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    Brett Kavanaugh didn't buy a domain with his name in it. So now, if you go to BrettKavanaugh.com, .org or .net, you won't find an official site for the contentious Supreme Court ... It's not the only Kavanaugh-related URL that's been snapped up.
     

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