Comedians file for arbitration to get domain name.
Comedy duo Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong are reuniting — to go after the domain name CheechandChong.com. After a long separation, the pair have been making numerous appearances and a tour together. So it naturally follows that they’d want to grab the domain name. A complaint was filed World Intellectual Property Organization and should be resolved within a couple months.
The domain name is currently used by Traced Inc. as a web site selling all kinds of “paraphernalia” related to the comedians. That includes everything from DVDs to t-shirts to lighters. At the bottom of the web site is a disclaimer:
Disclaimer: Cheech and Chong Dot Com is a Cheech and Chong fan site. It is not operated by Cheech and Chong.
Perhaps it’s a fan site, but it’s basically an online store for Cheech & Chong memorabilia.
You can’t blame Cheech & Chong for not getting their hands on this domain a while ago. They couldn’t have registered it back in the seventies. And things have been a bit fuzzy since then.