An anonymous person bought Loser.com, a domain worth over $21,000, according to GoDaddy, and has used it to savagely mock self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright.
Loser.best Remains Available
Remarkably, several “loser” top-level domains remain available. A Craig Wright supporter might seize the opportunity to direct one of those at someone else, perhaps a critic of Wright’s. In any case, valuable domains are rarely used in this manner.
The question now is how the lawsuit-happy Craig Wright will react. As we said, the domain registration is currently private – the closest thing to anonymous that you can get.
With a valid subpoena, the registration information can be turned over. If it’s found to be inaccurate at that time, the domain can be revoked on those grounds.
However, near-professional litigant Craig Wright might find relief before that. According to Lexology, there are certain rules about registering a domain with the intent to defame someone.
Craig Wright’s Next Bitcoin Lawsuit?
One requirement of a domain suspension is that the person complaining – in this case, it would be Craig Wright – must prove that the defendant registered the domain with the specific intention of defaming them.
Called the “bad faith” clause, the powerful ICANN rule could enable someone like Wright to acquire the domain targeted at them.
“Thus, parties that have been defamed on one or more websites located at domains specially-registered to disparage them can still obtain the transfer of those domain names upon proving each of the required elements – including bad faith.”