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Cricket.com Faces Cybersquatting Challenge; Elephant Capital To Restructure GCV Investment

More trouble for Global Cricket Ventures, a company which received the Cricket.com domain as a part of a settlement with Live Current Media. A case (number 1364860) was registered on the 29th of December with the National Arbitration Forum over the ownership of the Cricket.com domain. The complainant isn’t mentioned yet, but DomainWire speculates that it could be US based telco Cricket Wireless, which owns the domain MyCricket.com. That guess may not be off the mark: Cricket Wireless has been aggressively trying to acquire Cricket related domains:

– Following a complaint on August 6th 2010, the domain CricketWireless.com was transferred to it. Details
– Following a complaint on May 12th 2010, the domains MyCrickit.com and CricketCellular.com were transferred to it. Details
– Several other Cricket name related domains were transferred to it following complaints in 2010 and 2009. Details here, here, here, here and here.

However, Cricket.com might not be as easy to acquire, since there is a fantasy Cricket game hosted there, and it is a legitimate site owned by a business licensing rights related to the sport, and in our opinion, the domain name hasn’t been registered “in bad faith”.

Global Cricket Ventures has other problems, though: it is already facing uncertainty regarding its licensing of digital rights for the Indian Premier League, following the cancellation of the BCCI’s deal with World Sports Group in June 2010. GCV had sub licensed the online and mobile rights from WSG. According to a statement from Elephant Capital, a fund that has invested in GCV:

“Despite several attempts to contact the BCCI and discuss the rights that GCV licenses directly from the BCCI there has been limited communication. As a result, Elephant Capital has decided to restructure its investment in GCV, and will update the market when this process is complete.” (Details on Page 6 in this presentation)

Has anyone made a profit from IPL’s Cricket Rights, apart from the BCCI/IPL? Do leave a comment.

Related:
Global Cricket Ventures Doesn’t Know If It Still Has CLT20, IPL Digital Rights

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