TeriHatcher.com was auctioned off on NameJet on Friday, the auction closed at $232. The Desperate Housewives star had a dispute with a former partner which may have led to Ms. Hatcher losing her name.
The other thing that is odd is the whois, when searching on Domain Tools the whois shows Created on 1998-03-30 – Expires on 2016-03-29 – Updated on 2015-05-07. When you look at the whois history there seems to be a mention that the name was registered in 2007, checking on gwhois.org returns that same data.
It is no surprise that the original registrant was Alberta Hot Rods, the outfit has owned many celebrity domain names and lost some in UDRP, names such as PamAnderson.com which was won in 2010. The former Baywatch star had already won a previous UDRP against Alberta Hot Rods back in 2003 for the domain names PamelaAnderson.com/.net and PamelaLee.com.
So when looking at TeriHatcher.com, there is no UDRP, but in 2007 the whois changes to:
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman firstname.lastname@example.org
You see the record changes too which doesn’t make much sense, the created date is now 2007 while the expiry coincides with the old record of Mar 29.
Record expires on 29-Mar-2010.
Record created on 03-Jan-2007.
The new registrant looks to be the law firm representing Teri Hatcher, Dax Alvarez name comes up in several trademark filings the actress applied for but apparently never went live.
September 2, 2009 the name changes but not into Hatcher’s name:
bust out email@example.com
15260 Ventura Blvd Ste 1700
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Now isbe productions is Teri Hatcher’s production company and Jennifer is Jennifer Glassman, Glassman is a former business partner who sued Hatcher in 2010. Another interesting point is that Glassman is the registrant for ISBEproductions.net, regged in 2006. The .com was registered in 2005 under privacy. Interestingly both names regged at Network Solutions.
Jennifer Glassman filed the suit in August 2010, claiming Hatcher promised in 2006 that if she left her job overseeing corporate relations for Paradigm Talent Agency to run Hatcher’s production company ISBE, the pair would split revenues evenly.
“Plaintiff never knew or had reason to know that Hatcher was concealing the fact that she never intended to treat plaintiff as a 50/50 partner in the business, or share all revenues generated by the creative efforts of their collective work,” the suit said.
Glassman claims that while working as Hatcher’s producing partner, the two successfully developed a number of projects, including a television show called “Burnt Toast” sold to Lifetime Television and an Internet deal inked with Disney’s family.com website.
But according to Glassman, in February 2010, a couple months before the planned launch of the Disney Web project, Hatcher suddenly fired Glassman from her post as senior vice president at ISBE.
“Terminating plaintiff’s employment allowed defendants to wrongfully avoid paying plaintiff her even share and 50/50 split of the partnership’s past, present and future earned and/or accrued revenues,” the suit said.
In 2012 Hatcher countersued Glassman, The Hollywood Reporter covered that:
On April 7, after months of unsuccessfully asking a judge to throw out Glassman’s claims on grounds that the plaintiff destroyed evidence and used privileged information in her lawsuit, Hatcher filed a countersuit against her ex-associate.
According to the cross-complaint, Glassman, after her employment was terminated, broke into ISBE’s computer network using Hatcher’s identity, read Hatcher’s e-mail, changed passwords to various email accounts, deleted some e-mail accounts, altered data in security questions and copied thousands of emails and documents onto her own computer.
The documents on the network included Hatcher’s private financial info; sensitive documents pertaining to ongoing and potential Hatcher litigation; Hatcher’s licensing deals and endorsement disputes; documents regarding Hatcher’s personal life including her health, custody and personal relationships; and documents about Hatcher’s non-Desperate Housewives activity including unpublished scripts and potential projects.
The actress is no stranger to litigation: Her legal past includes defending a lawsuit from Hydroderm over allegedly violating an exclusive endorsement deal by touting a competing lip gloss, suing the Bally’s health club chain for endorsement money owed and making a libel claim against a British tabloid for saying she had sex in a Volkswagen van parked outside of her home.
She now wants at least $100,000 in damages from Glassman for knowingly and without permission hacking into her computer, refusing to return her property and breaching the confidentiality provisions of a consulting contract Glassman had with ISBE.
It looks like that at the end of 2013 the case was dismissed.
Case Number: BC443439
JENNIFER GLASSMAN VS. TERI HATCHER, ET AL
Filing Date: 08/10/2010
Case Type: Fraud (no contract) (General Jurisdiction)
Status: Dismissed – Other 12/09/2013
So with all the other stuff going on Jennifer Glassman continued to be the registrant email for the domain and it expired. With all this stuff going on someone dropped the ball on an important piece of intellectual property. Teri Hatcher is registered in net/org/biz/us and .info, the registrant for .info is regged out until 2024, now that is a true fan. The info is a Network Solutions landing page, get to work on that fan website.
On a lighter note: