« Home | Publisher FeedBack on the Yahoo Publisher Network » | No More Grandfathered Bids for Yahoo Panama Users » | Saatchi Launches MySpace for Artists » | The Web Now AJAXified and Commoditized. » | 5 Ways to Tell If Your Banker Friends Have Caught ... » | Googlenezer Scrooge: No More Free Queries from Goo... » | Executive Shuffle At Revver Shows Video Sharing is... » | Whole Foods: Bringing Venture Capital to Your Loca... » | How to Fix FireFox - FireFox 2.0 Doesn't Start Aft... » | Create a Yahoo! SNOW Holiday Greeting Card »

December 21, 2006

Harry Potter Gets Owned by Cyber Squatters

posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 12/21/2006 09:42:00 PM

Harry Potter has gotten owned by cyber Squatters aka domain squatters. When the title of the new Harry Potter book was released on JK Rowling's website, cyber squatters started snapping up domain names based on the book's title, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. JK Rowling's agency, Christopher Little, has registered many variants of the domain name like harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows.com and deathlyhallows.com, but apparently they missed many variants. The publisher Scholastic Corp. (Nasdaq SCHL) announced the name in a press release.

You can see that Christopher Little only registered Deathly Hallows on 12/21/06 which is when the title was announced - some poor soul at the firm almost missed it.
Christopher Little Literary Agency
10 Eel Brook Studios
125 Moore Park Rd
London
SW6 4PS
UK

Domain name: DEATHLYHALLOWS.COM

Created on: 2006-12-21
Expires on: 2008-12-21

However, squatters got names like deathlyhallow.com deathlyhalows.com and deadlyhallows.com on December 21, 2006.

Domain Name: DEATHLYHALLOW.COM

Created on..............: 2006-12-21 13:18:37
Expires on..............: 2007-12-21 06:18:38

Registrant Info: (FAST-12810728)
The Horcrux
Kaitlin Luther
23 Huluhulu Place
Kahului, Hawaii 96732
United States
Phone: +1.8082833122
Fax..:
Email: kaitlinluther@yahoo.com

Domain name: DEATHLYHALOWS.COM

Administrative Contact:
Mike Morgan
Mike Morgan (wota_man@yahoo.com)
+1.7098340744
Fax: +1.7098340744
12 Webster Place
CBS
Topsail, Newfoundland A1W 5M7
CA

Registrant:
Silicon Engine, Inc.
7 Coach Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: DEADLYHALLOWS.COM
Created on: 21-Dec-06
Expires on: 21-Dec-08

What is a name worth? Apparently enough to worth getting owned!

Previous Posts

2 Comments:

Blogger chenlina said...

chenlina20160601
cheap jordan shoes
mont blanc fountain pens
tory burch outlet
cheap air jordans
jordan shoes
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
jordan retro
coach factory outlet
louboutin
adidas shoes
cheap ray ban sunglasses
ralph lauren uk
toms outlet
air huarache
nike roshe runs
louis vuitton purses
jordan concords
asics shoes
adidas originals
gucci outlet
christian louboutin shoes
coach outlet
coach outlet
ray ban wayfarer
michael kors handbags
giuseppe zanotti sandals
true religion outlet
coach outlet
cheap ray ban sunglasses
nike uk
ray ban outlet
hollister clothing
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
timberland outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
rolex watches
adidas uk
ray ban sunglasses
as

8:02 PM  
Blogger Fangyaya said...

hollister outlet
nike roshe runs
michael kors outlet
lebron 12
nike outlet store
nike trainers
juicy couture
coach factory outlet
air jordans
louis vuitton
kate spade handbags
oakley sunglasses
polo shirts
giuseppe zanotti sneakers
cartier watches
nike free run 2
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton outlet online
coach outlet
coach outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
hollister clothing
jordan 4 toro
kevin durant shoes
supra sneakers
louis vuitton
jordan 11s
coach outlet online
coach outlet store online
oakley outlet
louis vuitton
polo ralph lauren
michael kors outlet online
true religion jeans
coach outlet
louis vuitton handbags
celine outlet
pandora jewelry
coach outlet
20167.8chenjinyan

1:25 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home