Pearl Jam singer wants his domain name back
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is trying to secure the web address eddievedder.com. According to Fusible, a complaint (WIPO Case Number: D2012-0035) was recorded this past week with the World Intellectual Property Organization regarding the domain name. EV Touring, Inc., which owns the trademark of Eddie Vedder, is the complainant in the domain debate.
Fusible states that what stands out about this particular grievance is that according to WHOIS records, Pearl Jam owned the domain eddievedder.com in the mid-2000s through late 2010, at which point the domain name was transferred over to Whois privacy. So, Vedder perhaps forgot to make payment to keep the site, and somebody took notice and lapped it up, likely hoping to make profit.
According to Fusible, a user who uses the name hobeyb on the website Aftermarket, which is an online shopping space for various domain names, has eddievedder.com listed for sale for at a steep $18,400! Given the situation of Eddie Vedder’s trademark name and the fact that the current domain owner is seemingly trying to make some quick cash from the sale of the domain name, we hope Vedder has a great shot at getting his website namesake back. We wish you the best of luck, Vedder!
In other Pearl Jam news, Vedder and the rest of his alternative band landed at No. 68 on Pollstar’s list of the Top 200 Tours of 2011, grossing 12.3 million. That’s especially notable considering Pearl Jam only played a handful of shows last year. Read who else enjoyed a fruitful 2011 concert season, here.
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