Tigers score domain name in cybersquatting challenge.
The Clemson Tigers are having another great year on the football field, and now they have an off-field victory as well. This win took place at World Intellectual Property Organization.
Clemson University has won a cybersquatting dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) for the domain name ClemsonUniversity(.)org. With the victory, Clemson will get the domain name in about 10 days.
Interestingly, Clemson doesn’t own ClemsonUniversity(.)com but hasn’t filed a cybersquatting complaint against that domain.
Both domains should concern the university. When I visited ClemsonUniversity(.)org today, Norton blocked my visit saying that it had the RIG Exploit Kit. The domain currently points to the Above.com nameservers, which means it’s pointing somewhere else from there and is likely serving zero-click ads that forward to various destinations.
ClemsonUniversity(.)com also resolves to zero-click, which means visitors are sometimes exposed to scammy websites. When I visited this morning, it tried to install a Google Chrome extension.