Virgin Group founder challenges registration of .xxx domain name.
When ICM Registry released .xxx domain names to the public last month, Richard Branson must have been busy yachting.
Australian Sean Truman beat him to the domain name, registering RichardBranson.xxx on December 10. That was four days after .xxx was opened up to registration.
Now Branson of Virgin Group fame wants his name back. He filed a complaint with National Arbitration Forum today.
It looks like some other big name wealthy entrepreneurs may have missed the boat, too. BillGates.xxx was registered to a Florida company. LarryEllison.xxx and MichaelDell.xxx were both registered to people using a whois privacy service.
What these registrants were thinking is beyond me. It’s not like one of these guys is going to pay through the nose to get their .xxx domain name; all they have to do is file an inexpensive arbitration case.