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Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has filed a cybersquatting complaint over the domain name richardbranson.xxx. Branson is one of the first people to use ICANN's snappily titled Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) to try to reclaim a potentially embarrassing address in the new porn-friendly .xxx space. …

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Facepalm

Perversely, Julian Assange has a better chance at name protection because of the recent Trademarking of his name.

Hate to say it, but he may have been just the slightest bit prescient on this one.

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I didn't understand

I didn't understand why this Mr.Truman would have wasted his money on such a domain name. But then I realised the profit to be made by reselling the sub-domains punch.richardbranson.xxx, kick.richardbranson.xxx, f...

Well, you get the idea.

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Any publicity is Good publicity

eh?

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so it's not just me who has a richard branson fetish?

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Paying not to be insulted

In one of the "Horrid Henry" books the eponymous protagonist gets his younger brother to pay cash in return for being allowed to specify a list of ten insulting names which Henry then promises not to use against him in future. Henry, of course, uses the list to generate new names which are not on the list. You wouldn't think this puerile trick would work in real life, but ICM seems to be doing something very similar with their stupid registry, in collaboration with the trademark offices. Trademark your name and buy the domain, or else!

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Meh

Looks like fun

I can't wait to see the system explode once the .<anything> kicks off.

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I want to see

Linux.XXX

Geek PRON! Woohoo!

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Oh yeah!

A site filled with pictures of blade servers with huge hard disks, and the usage graphs showing lots of I/O processing.

I'm getting exited just thinking about it!

The one with the hand lotion and box of tissues please.

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WTF?

It's happening everywhere!

Only last night on the telly, I saw Usain Bolt claiming to be Richard Branson.

As it would seem that Beardie is letting anyone use his name, I don't think he's got a leg to stand on in this dispute.

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