ShareTV Wins ".com" in Lawsuit

We just won a lawsuit giving us ownership of the ShareTV.com domain name! I started ShareTV.org back in 2007 from my bedroom as a hobby. I never imagined it would become a major portal for TV fans. The site now attracts 3 million visitors each month and serves over 5,000 hours of video daily. We’re up to 9 people working full-time on the project in our office in downtown San Diego.

When I first started the project I noticed ShareTV.com was a parked page (basically just a page of ads) so I went forward with the .org as no one was really using the ShareTV name. I figured if ShareTV started gaining any traction, I could offer the owner of the .com a couple hundred or maybe even a couple thousand dollars to buy the domain. 6 years later and after numerous offers to purchase the domain, the owner was not willing to sell it for any reasonable price. When the owner of ShareTV.com changed his website to display a large ShareTV logo and a coming soon message further confusing visitors looking for our site, I felt I had no choice but to take it to the courts. The difficulty though was that the owner had registered the .com domain years before we even started so every lawyer told me it was un-winnable case. My roommate however was a patent attorney for a prestigious law firm working on cases for fortune 500 companies. He quit his job and came on full-time to help take ShareTV to the next level. After 10 months in court with his help I’m happy to report a judge has ruled in our favor giving us ownership of the ShareTV.com domain name! It looks like those other lawyers were mistaken. You can now access our full site on ShareTV.com and soon the .org will redirect to it.

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Chris Richmond
Founder & CEO of ShareTV, Inc.

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