Internet Domain Name Disputes 101

January 17, 2012

Though not WordPress specific, meetup member Allan Pearlman recently represented a client (author Robin Cook) in an internet name dispute and won! I thought this was so interesting that I asked him to stop by and give us some tips.

When it comes to putting up websites, having the internet domain name or web address you want is a first-come-first-served proposition. Or at least it is at the start. The old saying “the early bird catches the worm” applies to how things work here. This presentation will discuss the three things a late-bird challenger must prove in order to take control of a domain name, and so take it away from the “early bird” who registered it first. Also discussed will be how an early bird defends against this.

About Allan: Attorney Allan R. Pearlman is a former judicial law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and former Senior Court Attorney for the New York State Supreme Court in New York County. Now in private practice, he recently successfully represented New York Times best-selling author, Robin Cook to win control of Robincook.com.

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