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WalMart Goes After PeopleofWalMart.com Typo

October 29, 2009domain arbitration, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Policy & Law, udrpComments Off on WalMart Goes After PeopleofWalMart.com Typo

Walmart files for domain arbitration, but not against the actual web site.

PeopleofWalmart.comRemember how a couple weeks ago I wondered how long it would be before Walmart would file a domain arbitration case against PeopleofWalmart.com?

Well, there was an interesting twist today. Walmart filed a case, not against the actual PeopleofWalmart.com site, but against a typo of it: PeapleofWalmart.com (notice the a instead of o).

It should be a slam dunk case for Walmart, given that the registrant can’t show any legitimate use. He also registered WalMart-Winners.com, and both are parked.

Of course, if Walmart went for the actual PeopleofWalmart.com through the UDRP process, it should lose the case.

As another interesting aside about the web-meme-of-the-moment, when I visited PeopleofWalmart.com today, all of the ads were for Walmart.


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