Model Cindy Crawford files dispute over CindyCrawford.com, domain redirects users to porn site

Cindy Crawford

Model Cindy Crawford who is well known for her mole just above her lip, has filed a complaint (Case Number: D2012-2454) with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the domain name CindyCrawford.com, a web address that – at the time of this story – redirects users to a hardcore adult site filled with videos of the porn actress by the same name.

Throughout the years, CindyCrawford.com has been home to fairly tame content according to a screenshot history search.  Up until recently, the site was more informational, providing news and content to fans about the American model.

In recent months, it appears the domain’s owner decided to start redirecting users to an adult website containing videos of a pornographic actress whose legal name is Cindy Crawford.

Cindy Crawford

In mid-2000, the adult star was contacted by the mainstream supermodel who disputed the use of her name.  As reported by XBIZ.com, “…Crawford was able to prove that it is — and always has been — her legal name. While representatives for the mainstream Crawford may not like the coincidence, there is nothing they can do about it.”

According to WHOIS records, CindyCrawford.com is registered to a Spain-based company called Producciones Asstalfondo.

To win this dispute, Cindy Crawford must demonstrate that the following have been satisfied:

(1) that the disputed domain name registered by the Respondent is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the Complainant has rights; and

(2) that the Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the disputed domain name; and

(3) that the disputed domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith

1 comments
Jake
Jake

The blonde Cindy is so much hotter.