Texas Lottery Hits Jackpot, Wins 3 Domain Names
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Texas Lottery wins three domain names in arbitration.
The Texas Lottery Commission has won a big prize, taking home three domain names through arbitration — including one that gets over 65,000 visits a month.
The group filed the complaint against The Lotto Report for LottoTexas.com, LottoTexas.net, and Megaplier.org. Megaplier is the name of a lotto add-on in the state that lets people multiply their winnings. LottoTexas.com is a big traffic domain, and Compete.com shows it getting nearly 20,000 uniques and over 65,000 visits in July. The domains are forwarded to various pages on LottoReport.com.
The Lotto Report said it bought LottoTexas.com and LottoTexas.net for $50 from their previous owner in 2008. They were active web sites before that, and The Lotto Report says it has maintained them by posting lotto results, rule changes, and news.
The Lotto Report had a chance to win the case, but was probably doomed because the web sites included links to the respondent’s paid subscription service. The respondent tried to argue that the subscription service was unsuccessful and winding down, but the panelist found this irrelevant.
The Texas Lottery’s main web site is TXlottery.org.