NYC socialite struggles to control domain names.
New York real estate developer and socialite Janna Bullock has filed another cybersquatting lawsuit to recover domain names she says are similar to her name. Bullock filed the case against BullockJanna.com and Bullock-Janna.com in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Her official web site is JannaBullock.com.
According to the complaint (pdf), Bullock brought a similar action against several domain names in May. The court granted summary judgment and ordered the domains transferred to Bullock. The two domain names at issue in the new complaint were registered shortly after the court ordered the previous domains transferred. Which means this could be a long game of whack-a-mole for Bullock, and she might consider going on the offensive to register similar domain names.
The sites appear to target the scandal, linking to the latest updates and news. The suit alleges that the domains currently at issue are made to look like Bullock’s official web site. Both sites are down at the time of writing, but a cache is available.