High on cocaine and wanting a domain.
The hot ticket at movie theaters this weekend is Cocaine Bear, a movie about a bear that does cocaine. It’s based on true events. Seriously.
You can see a trailer for the movie at its official site, CocaineBear.movie.
The bear wants more, though. Someone filed a cybersquatting complaint with National Arbitration Forum (case 2031224) to get the domain name CocaineBear.com.
While the forum doesn’t disclose who filed a complaint until it’s decided, you can bet it is someone involved with the movie. [Update: it might also be someone affiliate with the taxidermied cocaine bear, e.g. Kentucky by Kentucky.
CocaineBear.com was registered in May 2022, well after the movie was announced. The official .movie domain was registered in 2021. If you’re wondering why they didn’t pick up the .com at the time, it’s because someone else had registered it before letting it expire.