Former welterweight champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., a.k.a. âMoney Mayweatherâ, has won a domain name dispute for MoneyMayweather.com. Mayweather was 39-0 in the ring during his career, and carried his winning ways to arbitration.
The panel found that Mayweather had common law rights to the âMoney Mayweatherâ name, even though he doesnât have a filed trademark. This is common in cases of celebrities. It also found that it was irrelevant that the paid links on MoneyMayweather.com were unrelated to the celebrity and his sport.
A quick look at the domain shows that the owner wasnât profiting from domain parking; it was merely a domain he registered at GoDaddy and was being parked by the registrar. The page shows ads for money-related terms such as mutual funds and money market accounts.