If you are like me you probably watched the debates which occurred a little earlier tonight. Regardless of what you thought about them there is one thing that stood out and that was the comment about Romney cutting PBS funding if he were to become President. While stating this he mentioned that he liked Big Bird but what do what he had to do to help reduce the country’s debt.
One it is ludicrous to even think about cutting PBS funding, but that’s not what I am writing this blog entry about. I am writing this blog entry about a person named Frank Montoya who felt it was a good idea to register BigBirdFired.com. As most of us know doing something like this is a great way to wake up with a UDRP being served to you. Frank is obviously trying to make a quick buck here and probably was mislead to believe that this was the way to do it.
Unfortunately this isn’t the way to do it. This makes the domain investment world look bad when people like Frank hop onto the bandwagon thinking they will be rich over night by registering a name which infringes on a trademark / copyright. At the moment Frank has put up a link which says contact us probably hoping to sell the domain name before he gets into any trouble with trademark infringement. It will be interesting to see what happens, but if the powers that be wanted to go after him for this domain registration they would be right to do so.
Frank just a word of advice, you should of registered the next best thing. FireTheYellowBird.com comes to mind. That way you wouldn’t get in trouble for infringing on a trademark. Either way, maybe you will make a few bucks but just understand if you do end up getting lucky you will simply be passing the hot potato onto an unsuspecting investor. Be very careful when doing this, because you can still be held liable for selling them something which sparks a UDRP or lawsuit.
Good luck with this domain registration…