Slow news day as both the Demys news service and UDRPLaw.net ran stories on Michael Douglas’ victory in a ERDRP action against someone who registered michael.douglas.name. I represented Michael Douglas.
The fellow who registered michael.douglas.name also registered mick.jagger.name, russell.crowe.name and robert.diniro.name. So here’s an algorithm the .name registry could use during the registration process – if the applicant for a .name already owns at least one other .name, then return the application, ask for more information supporting the claim, and then process the application by hand.
Of course this would reduce the registry’s cash flow by a couple of hundred thousand dollars.