Olympic Committee settled lawsuit over City/Year domain names

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has settled a lawsuit, involving domain names that contain a city name with a year identifier. Last year, the owner of more than 1,000 such domain names took on the IOC to defend his domain registrations as investments with a geographical focus. That cybersquatting act claim was apparently difficult to […]

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Olympic domains : Protection of the City+Year word mark

A recent lawsuit filed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sought to secure rights to domains consisting of “City+Year” word marks. Although the practice targeted specific candidate cities owned by a self-professed investor in geo-domains, one might be walking on thin ice when registering any such “City+Year” combinations. In a recent article about the intellectual […]

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Olympic fight : I’m not a cybersquatter, says geodomain investor

A case involving a man apparently investing in geographical domains, and the almighty International Olympic Committee is unfolding. Stephen Frayne, Jr. of City Pure LLC, asserts that he had no ulterior motives when he registered more than 1,000 domains bearing the names of cities – plus a year suffix. A federal judge in Houston, Texas, […]

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Who owns SexOlympics.com ?

The domain name SexOlympics.com is covered in a shroud of mystery. It has been pointed to adult content, or parked at adult parking pages for more than a decade, as Archive.org shows. Originally registered in 2000, SexOlympics.com appears to be owned by the International Olympic Committee, according to Domaintools: International Olympic Committe chateau de vidy […]

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