You may recall last year's lawsuit in which NBA player Chris Bosh was awarded nearly 800 "athlete" domain names from a cybersquatter.
The award was about 4 months ago. So what happened to those domain names?
Well, I ran some internet tools against the published list of domains and can came up with these interesting statistics:
- There were originally 754 domain
names awarded. I extracted the names out of this PDF
- Chris Bosh's company, Max Deal Technologies, and his lawfirm,
Winston & Strawn LLP, still appear to have 596
- Only about 26
domains were transferred to someone else. These are domains like
SteveNash.com and ScarlettJohanssonReynolds.com. This means that,
as far as I can tell, only about 3.4% of the names have
been returned the rightful owner.
- The remaining 162 were just "dropped". They're expired and unregistered. The domains are either of little ...