The star of the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes movie series, Robert Downey, Jr has filed a UDRP on the new gTLD domain name RobertDowneyjr.actor.
The domain was registered less than a month ago on August 31st by a Shashank Agarwal of India at Godaddy.com
The domain name RobertDowneyjr.actor is going to a Godaddy placeholder.
The actor does seem to own the domain name robertdowneyjr.com but the domain does not resolve.
The domain name RobertDowney.actor is not registered.
The official site of the actor seems to be TeamDowney.com which is promoting his newest movie The Judge and says this about Team Downey”
Team Downey is an entertainment company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey that produces film and television properties. The digital division of Team Downey produces online videos and games. Downey Ventures invests in digital media start-ups and incubates consumer entertainment technology companies. Team Downey employs a multidisciplinary team of writers, producers, researchers, designers and engineers to create the future of entertainment.
The domain name SusanDowney.com is owned by HugeDomains.com
The domain name robertdowney.com is not owned by the actor but is a site unrelated to show business.
According to Wikipedia.org, Downey has starred in six movies that have each grossed over $500 million at the box office worldwide. Two of those films, The Avengers and Iron Man 3, each earned over $1 billion.
Downey tops the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors with an estimated $75 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013.
Interestingly Mr Downey filed a UDRP which could rather in transfer of the domain to him, than the quicker URS under which the best he could do is get the domain suspended until renewal
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