Domainer who registered Sexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com sues Logitech
A domainer shocked that he did not register sex.com is suing keyboard manufacturer, Logitech, for $12 million dollars.
Jose-Manuel Rodriguez del Pinto, a janitor at San Hermano Frisbee’s High School and part-time domain investor & minisite developer, filed a lawsuit early Thursday to seek compensation of $10 plus punitive damages of $11,999,990 from Logitech corporation.
“I was surfing the internet, you know, with my cousin Elizabetta and we go to that site, you know, called GoDaddy and we search for domain, Sex.com and it says it’s available. So you know, we go and pay the $10 and we wait for confirmation email, you know, from GoDaddy and we got an email, you know, that said, congratulations Jose-Manuel Rodriguez del Pinto, you are the new registrant of sexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com”
Jose-Manuel alleges that he did not notice that his “X” key was stuck and blames the keyboard manufacturer, Logitech, for this apparent hardware malfunction.
“It was bad for my business, you know, I told my cousin, this is great we get to offer adult pictures on the internet and make money, you know, so we got sex.com but no, it was sexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com. When I paid GoDaddy I was hoping after going through so many agreements and confirmation pages, you know, and having to decline all their stupid server and whois protection offers – all 15 screens of it all – that we would get sex.com”
Jose-Manuel is hopeful that by winning the case he will be able to invest the $12 million dollars in the Mexican Registry that is currently thriving: anyone can currently register English keywords with a .mx extension, in hopes of tapping the thousands of Spanglish customers.