Righthaven domain sells for $3300

After a few days on the block, copyright troll Righthaven's domain name sold for $3,300 this afternoon. The funds go to creditors of the bankrupt firm, which tried -- and failed -- to build a business shaking down websites that excerpted content from its clients' publications.

We almost bought it just so we could redirect it at humorously-chosen sites, but it got a bit too racy for us around the $2k mark. The whois currently remains the law firm that seized it; if you won it, get in touch!

Previously: Righthaven in its death throes, domain going up for auction

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  1. > redirect it at humorously-chosen sites

    Hey, that idea was my comment! :) I can’t blame you for not wanting to drop 2 grand on a joke.

  2. I am hoping whoever bought it will turn it into a clearing house of information for people targeted by copyright trolls shaking people down with just an IP Address, like Marc Randazza…
    Yes even someone noted for being a big first amendment protector, and suing Righthaven for abusing copyright to extort payments, is in the business of shaking people down with threats and cheap scare tactics.

  3. it got a bit too racy for us around the $2k mark

    Oh, for crying out loud. Sell a few steampunk ukuleles if you have to. 

    EDIT: I was just kidding, but for reference, many if not most of these jerks’ creditors would be the people who sold them paper clips or contracted to empty their wastebaskets. In other words, completely innocent bystanders. Obviously that’s the risk you take when you extend business-to-business credit, but it wouldn’t be an evil act to buy something sold at this kind of auction, no matter how evil the business.

    1. There is a difference between cutting off the head of your slain enemy and keeping it on a pike; and bidding for the same head put up on Ebay by the relatives of the enemy . 

      The funds go to creditors of the bankrupt firm, which tried — and failed — to build a business shaking down websites. If BB can get the site for a tiny sum, everyone laughs with us. Beyond a thousand, and they start laughing at us. Good call.

  4. If I had money/wasn’t mired in student debt, I would have purchased it and used it as a media aggregate for open source/copyleft/etc. Then again, I’m posting this on a site that already does that sort of thing…so yeah

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