Former agent let domain name expire, now Manny Ramirez wants it back.
Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez has filed a complaint with National Arbitration Forum in an effort to get the domain name MannyRamirez.com.
It appears the domain name was registered in his former agent’s name and expired after he fired that agent. In early 2009 it was registered to Legacy Sports Group, LLC. But Ramirez had fired his agent at Legacy Sports Group in 2008.
Robert Reilly of Scottsdale, Arizona, registered the domain name in March 2009 (after it expired) for a ten year term.
Visitors to the site are greeted with a message disclaiming any association to the baseball player:
This is a private Website and has no association with the baseball player.
Website coming soon
Although Reilly isn’t monetizing the domain name right now, I’m not sure how he’ll convince an arbitrator that he wasn’t specifically thinking of the baseball player when he registered the domain.