Sporting conference files dispute over three domain names.
The Pac-10 conference, which now has twelve teams with the addition of Colorado and Utah and will rebrand as the Pac-12, is again turning to the World Intellectual Property Forum in an effort to get domain names related to its new brand.
The group filed a complaint (and won) over pac-12network.com, pac12network.com, and pac-12network.org. All three are registered to an Ontario man.
The collegiate athletic conference first used World Intellectual Property Forum (WIPO) for a domain name dispute earlier this year when it tried to get the domain name Pac12.com. The owner of that domain name decided to avoid the WIPO process by suing the Pac-10 instead.
The suit was later dropped, but Pac12.com is still in the hands of a Utah man. He directs it to a page with a dozen products related to the late rapper Tupac, calling it a “12 Pac of Tupac”.
The Pacific-10 has been a bit behind with its web presence. Pac10.com was owned by publicly traded Marchex until 2009.