Buyer may learn an expensive lesson.
In February a Chile man bought the domain name JustinTV.com for $32,500 on eBay.
JustinTV.com is, of course, often mistakenly typed in by people looking for the popular live TV site Justin.tv.
This wasn’t a problem for the seller of the domain. In his eBay listing he said his name was Justin and he registered the domain in 1999.
But he also noted that the domain receives 64,000 unique visitors per week. There’s a simple explanation for that — confusion.
Now the similarity between JustinTV.com and Justin.tv is a big problem for the buyer, who just got hit with a UDRP filing. Based on UDRP guidelines, the panel will consider that the domain was “registered” when the domain was transferred after the sale.
The new owner forwards the domain to a survey site that gives this alert to visitors:
Congratulations Justin TV User!
You are the [State] winner for April 9, 2012
Please select a prize and enter your email to claim
The owner also owns jtvshows.com, which forwards to a similar page.
Justin.tv previously won the domain name twich.tv through UDRP.