Wednesday, September 17, 2008

USOC In Battle Over Domain Name

As Chicago wages its battle to host the 2016 Olympics, it also finds itself scrapping over a valuable piece of cyberspace: the domain name of The bid team along with the U.S. Olympic Committee are trying to wrest that online address from Stephen Frayne Jr., a 29-year-old MBA student. Frayne snagged it in 2004, about two years before the bid was launched. An engineer who is studying entrepreneurship at Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Frayne in recent years has laid claim to 40 online addresses that combine a city name and year, including Chicago, which uses as its official web site, is seeking to win control of through a complaint filed with an international arbitration organization. A decision could come as soon as Monday. Many Web users automatically type when searching for sites.,0,4507078.story

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