The NBA and Denver Nuggets basketball team have filed a complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization to get the domain name DenverNuggets.com. The domain name currently forwards to NBAtix.com, which sells sporting tickets. However, it appears the domain name is owned by another entity that forwards the domain name to various ticket sites, perhaps under an affiliate arrangement. The domain name previously forwarded to StubHub.
The Nuggets team, which just advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs, uses Nuggets.com as its domain name.
In another recently filed domain name dispute, Gold Globe Award-winning actor Jim Carrey is claiming rights to the domain name JimCarrey.com. Carrey has held lead roles in hits such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Truman Show.
The domain name JimCarrey.com is currently parked at DomainSponsor and shows ads related to “Jim Carrey movies” and “Pictures of Jim Carrey”. Compete.com suggests that the site receives a couple hundred unique visitors a month.
Isn’t this a little bit of a “you snooze, you lose” story? It seems everyday we read of some organization or celeb who was asleep at the switch when it came to their domain name in dot com, and is now demanding it be handed over.
JimCarrey.com shows in Whois as only being registered in 2007, although archive.org shows it “as far back” as 2003. What were Carrey’s agents doing before 2003 (hardly the dark ages of the internet)that they didn’t register it then. Or for heaven’s sake what were they doing when it seems to have dropped in 2007?