Reality TV star could be on the hook for $100k depending on outcome of lawsuit.
In July I wrote about reality TV star Heidi Powell filing a cybersquatting lawsuit against a woman named Heidi Powell over the domain name HeidiPowell.com.
The case looked baseless, as the registrant clearly didn’t register the domain name in bad faith. She registered a domain name matching her own name!
Heidi Powell (the domain owner) has responded (pdf) to the lawsuit, and is asking the court to find reverse domain name hijacking. She is asking for statutory damages of $100,000 for reverse domain name hijacking and is asking the court to award legal fees.
Heidi (the domain owner) is being represented by David Weslow of Wiley Rein LLP.
I’m still shocked that the reality TV star filed this lawsuit. Given the circumstances, a claim of reverse domain name hijacking is not surprising. I sure hope Heidi’s (the reality star) attorney informed her of this possibility.