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Donald Trump files UDRP on wine domains

Kevin Murphy, November 9, 2011, 16:13:20 (UTC), Domain Policy

Donald Trump, who recently got into the wine business, has filed cybersquatting complaints against the owners of trumpwine.com and trumpwines.com.

Both domains were first registered prior to Trump’s purchase of a Virginia vineyard in April this year, which appears to be the first time he was connected to wine.

The registrant of trumpwine.com has had it since 2008, while the owner of trumpwines.com evidently picked it up in February. It was previously owned by DirectNIC, after the original 2007 registration expired.

Both registrants appear to have some connection to the alcohol industry. That said, neither of the domains currently points to an active web site.

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Comments (3)

  1. Peter says:

    The authorities should STOP all this bullshit cybersquatting case. If you did not trade mark your name, or in this case, the domain is bought before you actually come into the industry, there should be no case at all.

    This is to stop all this big bully from making use of the loophole to get other people domains for Free. If they can’t afford to buy, then just too bad!

  2. RaTHeaD says:

    um… i believe mr trump tried to use eminent domain to take an old lady’s home for a parking lot for one of his casinos. it went to the new jersey supreme court and he lost. he’s a cheap sleazy bum and his children are whores. these are only rumors that i’m passing on… i’ve heard this but i don’t know if it’s true.
    and none of this should keep him from being president of the united states. that’s what’s great about america

  3. RAYY.co says:

    I don’t think Trump will win…trumpwine.com was registered long before Trump Wine exist…

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