The Los Angeles Angels Major League Baseball team has lost its fight for Angels.com. The organization filed for a UDRP in February claiming rights to the trademark “Angels” and that the current registrant was using it in bad faith. The Angels filed for arbitration after the owner of the domain, Lee Dongyeon of South Korea, offered to sell it for $300,000 to an unidentified agent. Dongyeon purchased the domain for roughly $25,000 in 2005.I'm betting Respondent, if that's his real name, is a Dodgers fan.
Dongyeon defended his rights to the domain name citing the general nature of the domain Angels.com:
‘Angel,’ meaning God’s messenger, is one of the first words Respondent got to know when he began learning English as a foreign language. Respondent has been calling his two children ‘Angels.’ Respondent’s daughter calls herself ‘Daddy’s Angel.’ Respondent purchased , thinking about that familiar word, and not of ten-odd baseball players who do their job in California, U.S.A., which Respondent had never visited….
Thursday, April 03, 2008
During our brief stint on SoSG as Anaheim Sympathizers, this intrepid blogger came across the strange case of angels.com. I'm not sure what the site is about, but I know it's not about the Anaheim Angels. Beneath the random attached picture sits an excerpt boasting about angels.com's recent victory against the Man.
Posted by Delino DeShields, Sr at 9:09 AM