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Houston Astros Make Play for Domain Name

December 16, 2009Domaining, Domainnamewire, houston astros, Policy & LawComments Off on Houston Astros Make Play for Domain Name

Houston Astros play ball for domain name.

Houston AstrosThe Houston Astros baseball team may not have had a winning season on the field this year, but they’re hoping for a win off the field: getting the domain name AstrosBaseball.com. The team and Major League Baseball have filed for arbitration at National Arbitration Forum to get the domain name.

The official team site is Astros.com, and the team also owns HoustonAstros.com. But AstrosBaseball.com gets a decent amount of traffic, ranking in the top four million sites according to Compete.com.

The domain name is currently parked, showing ads for “houston astros tickets” and “baseball jersey”. Seems like this will be a home run for the Astros.

A number of sports teams have won similar cases. In September, the domain names PhilliesBaseball.com and PadresBaseball.com were handed over in arbitration. In football, the Oakland Raiders picked up OaklandRaiders.com. And on the hard court, the Denver Nuggets won DenverNuggets.com. Finally, the PGA just picked up PGATour.org.


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