An extremely spammy site is using my (very unusual) first/maiden name combination as their domain name. It's the first hit for my name, and then there's page after page of hits for it. They're using KristenMaiden.com as their site name, too, and saying that things are "copyright KristenMaiden.com."
Paul bought me that domain as a gift quite awhile ago. I used it for awhile, but then we let it lapse. Someone else bought it up, apparently.
And I realize this holds no weight, but it's the name I theoretically use professionally: that is, if anyone needs a "real name" to publish with my writing, that's the name I use. The reason I say this holds no weight is I haven't needed to do that yet. I gave it to Milk and Cookies when they needed a name, but then they went with just first names. My "plans to use it" aren't worth anything. But it's one of the reasons I'm so upset.
Can anything be done, SHORT of lawsuit? I'd thought of just...emailing them and asking them to stop, but (1) no contact info on the site and (2) they are VERY ESTABLISHED there, and I suppose it's incredibly naive to think they'd go away because I asked them to.
But can things really be like this? That if you EVER purchase your name as a domain name, you then need to pay for it for ALL ETERNITY, including leaving instructions in your will for your heirs to continue paying for it? Or else THIS happens?
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