When Chris Bosh was awarded his own domain, chrisbosh.com, along with the 754 other domain names, from cybersquatter, Luis Zavala, Bosh stated, “I am thrilled that I am able to offer the return of these domain names to a host of other athletes and celebrities whose names were cybersquatted. I will offer the return of the domain names free of charge, but I’d also love the opportunity to show their owners how Max Deal can help.” Max Deal is short for Max Deal Technologies, a company that focuses on maximizing online presence for people and companies, and considering there are over 351.8 million registered domain names in the world, with some of those being cybersquatted or kept as “parked domains” Max Deal could have some work cut out for them identifying any domain names that should be with their rightful owners. Max Deal’s website is currently down; I am not sure why.
Anyway, there is an update regarding the distribution of those domain names. In roughly four months since the judge’s order to hand over the 754 domain names to Bosh, only about 26 domains were transferred from Bosh to a new owner. Additionally, 162 domain names expired and are unregistered (for the time being). The rest, apparently are just being held by Bosh, his online presence company, and his attorneys. TrustRadius can explain what domains are in more detail on their website If you are new to the term. Is this any better than some other third party holding onto the names? The court basically penalized one cybersquatter and then effectively made a prominent basketball player a cybersquatter by giving him the goods.