Long before American Idol, and America’s Got Talent, there was The Gong Show.
The last time original episode on of the Gong show appeared on Network Television it was 1989, well before the Internet, and well before the 1st domain name was registered.
Today an UDRP was filed on the domain name GongShow.com.
The domain name GongShow.com has an original registration date of October 7th 1999.
The domain is currently under privacy at domain.com but was owned as recently as 2012 by a Brian Gong of Salinas, CA since at least 2005.
The domain does not currently resolve and Screenshots.com doesn’t have any entries for the domain.
In a way like America’s Got Talent where the judges have big ‘X”‘s, the Gong Show featured a big Gong where the judge could stop horrible amateur act in their tracks by just hitting a big gong.
We will see the if this UDRP gets a big Gong or Big “X” or wins the day in a few months.