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WWF gets whipped by World Wildlife Fund

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In a surprise move, to me at least, the World Wrestling Federation has wimped out and thrown in the towel by relinquishing its WWF.COM domainname and United States trademark rights to the World Wildlife Fund, a registered non-profit organization, already located at WWF.ORG.

Here is some food for thought while reading the story linked to below.

How come a registered non-profit organization can sucessfully state a claim to a .com domain owned by a commercial company with registered marks in the United States, when the .org gtld is specifically designated for non-profits worldwide???

Shouldn't the non-profit just have the rights to the .org?

What type of precedence does this set, a .org non-profit winning a domain from a commercial .com entity?


Read this shocking domain news story yourself, then tell us what you think!

http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/176425.html
 
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wanna know why...cause its not called the WWF anymore. Its the WWE. (world wrestling entertainment).

They just dont have any use for the wwf.com anymore.


Jim
 
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Originally posted by timechange
I thought it was Weirdos Wrestling Farce :D


True, its all fake....if you want real wrestling visit a college or high school wrestling match. Thats where the real sport is, and there people have respect for wrestling.


Jim
 

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It was probably a back room deal, who knows.
 

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As I recall the WWFund *allowed* WWFederation to use the WWF initials in the beginning but there were strict terms in their agreement. WWFederation broke those terms and so WWFund called in the agreement.

http://news.com.com/2100-1023-848026.html

WWFederation have changed their name BECAUSE WWFund was going to sue them to hell and back.
 

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Old post yes.
But WWF.com just went on hold 4 days ago,I thought they would at least use it.
 

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Originally posted by Instinkt
Old post yes.
But WWF.com just went on hold 4 days ago,I thought they would at least use it.
Whois looks fine to me up to 2010.
 

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WWF changed to WWE due to loosing the WWF.com and the ensuing legal issues stemming from the use of WWF.

If I recall, this whle thing went down a fair amount of time ago... did the case resurface again?
 

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Originally posted by izoot
WWF changed to WWE due to loosing the WWF.com and the ensuing legal issues stemming from the use of WWF.

If I recall, this whle thing went down a fair amount of time ago... did the case resurface again?
No,check my post.This is still the original one.
 

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Makes me happy that I registered wwe.info on the opening day.
 

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The wwf.com domain name used to be registered with Register.com and its now been moved to Dotster. Still has loads of traffic behind it.
 

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wwf.com does not seem to be active right now. Did it actually go down in a drop? Man I missed that one!
 

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Originally posted by Momentum
wwf.com does not seem to be active right now. Did it actually go down in a drop? Man I missed that one!

No it didn't drop. It was transferred. WHOIS just hasn't been updated.
 

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Originally posted by Whois-Search
i'm sure beatz is a panda

The must make you a muppet! :laugh:
 
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