Re: Anybody remember whitehouse.com?
Way back in 2004 Ms Rogalski of the Hilton.com legal dept sent out threatening letters to domain owners accusing them of using Hilton's brand in links to their websites. hilton.example.com type of stuff.
Real nasty wording - "Deactivate these links within the next 24 hours or we will be instructing our solicitors to take whatever legal action is necessary as well as seeking costs against you."
She hadn't found these "links" anywhere on a website, she'd just typed them into her browser and found they worked so as far as she was concerned, they existed.
I suggested she take a stroll down to the IT department to get tutored in "wildcard DNS" and also that she'd be better off going after bigger fish such as
I never received a reply. No apology for the nastygram, no "thanks for setting me straight".
She still works for Hilton apparently, so it must be a fail-upwards organisation.
The stories I could tell...