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Donald Trump files UDRP on wine domains

Kevin Murphy, November 9, 2011, 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.