30 Oct '12, 3pm

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen wins UDRP, tells domain name holder “Surrender, Surrender ...” via @thedomains

Richard A. Nielsen a/k/a Rick Nielsen, is the lead guitarist, backup vocalist, and primary songwriter for the American rock band Cheap Trick was just award the domain name ricknielsen.com in a UDRP handled by the National Arbitration Forum As I read through the case I got the feeling that had the domain holder had a different attorney he may have gotten a different result. The case cites two other decisions for other famous musicians, one for Mick Jagger and the other for Paul McCartney. While Cheap Trick is a well-known band, sorry Mr. Nielsen your common law fame doesn’t rank up there with these other two gentlemen. Here are the relevant facts and findings by the one member panel: Nielsen “been a successful performing artist for nearly 50 years, performed in more than 5,000 shows, recorded 26 albums, sold over 20 million records, appeared on 29 movie soundtracks, and has...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/10/30/rick-nielsen-of-chea...

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