Reverse domain name hijacking alleged in HeidiPowell.com lawsuit

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  1. domainking131

    domainking131 India Forum Leader Staff Member

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    Reality TV star could be on the hook for $100k depending on outcome of lawsuit.

    TV star Heidi Powell filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against a woman named Heidi Powell over the domain name HeidiPowell.com.

    The case looked baseless, as the registrant clearly didn’t register the domain name in bad faith. She registered a domain name matching her own name!

    Heidi Powell (the domain owner) has responded (pdf) to the lawsuit, and is asking the court to find reverse domain name hijacking. She is asking for statutory damages of $100,000 for reverse domain name hijacking and is asking the court to award legal fees.

    Heidi (the domain owner) is being represented by David Weslow of Wiley Rein LLP.

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    What a war really. When domain names are worth that much we realize how big this business is...