Yahoo! Battling Spanish Man Over Ownership Of Yahoo.tel Domain


Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has filed arbitration with the National Arbitration Forum to gain ownership of the domain name Yahoo.tel.  Yahoo.tel is currently owned by a man in Spain named David Blanco.

This is the first time that a major technology company has tried to get a .tel domain name through arbitration.

Google registered their .tel domain name during their “sunrise period” for roughly $300.  Arbitration of the .tel domain name will cost Yahoo! over $1,500 plus legal expenses.

Currently Yahoo.tel has a link to David Blanco’s blog, his location on Google Maps, and lists his hobbies and interests.  Google.tel currently links to Google.com.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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