Thursday, October 15, 2009

NBA Star Wins Internet Domain Fight

The Toronto Raptors' forward Chris Bosh sued a cybersquatter for the rights to www.chrisbosh.com and 800 other athlete and celebrity domain names. Mr. Bosh won his fight against Hoopology.com (I refuse to provide a link for this site because I do not like cybersquatters) for his domain name and 800 others. Cybersquatters usually buy a domain name in the hopes of either selling it to its rightful owner or to profit off the likeness of the rightful owner.

It appears that this is the first time that a court has awarded third-party domain names to a plaintiff. Mr. Bosh has stated that he intends to return the domain names to their rightful owners without compensation. Great news. Despite what some people think, this proves that not all NBA players are selfish "show me the money" people.

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