Bodog.com control goes back to Bodog
As reported breaking news on Poker daily, Bodog has gain control of Bodog.com, which was its original domain name since its launch. This happened as a result of the patent infringement lawsuit settlement between online sports book, casino, poker room and 1st Technology, LLC
Till to date, both domains I-e Bodog.com and BodogLife.com are operating individually, and there is no domain redirect from either side. According to a recent press release by Morris Mohawk who owns the marketing rights of Bodog in North America
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This settlement ends the series of 1st Technology’s lawsuits addressing the alleged use of patents in the 1st Technology portfolio. The settlement also resolves 1st Technology’s judgment collection efforts.’ Patents for what the press release calls ‘advanced media products’ are included in the settlement and deal with transmission of data through mediums such as telephones, WiFi, and cableÃ¢â‚¬Â
Back in 2007 Bodog lost the domain as part of the patent infringement lawsuit, which resulted in quick actions from the company to transfer its operations to another domain. Alwyn Morris, the head of Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is realistic to move on with the business as usual after the settlement, according to him Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are pleased to have worked constructively with 1st Technology and its principals to bring an end to this protracted dispute. This resolution will provide certainty and will also allow us to continue to enhance our technology base for online gaming in order to provide our users with unfettered access to the best technology. Ã¢â‚¬Â
Arrangements between Bodog and Morris Mohawk for the marketing rights in North America region started in September of 2007, after just one month Bodog found itself on the loosing side of a $48 million default judgment and they quickly moved to newbodog.com and later on to bodoglife.com.
More interestingly the case might head to the Kentucky Supreme Court as no indication has been provided about Ã¢â‚¬Å“whether bodog.com will replace bodoglife.com in the suitÃ¢â‚¬Â. The case involved the seizure and potential forfeiture of above 140 Internet gambling domain names in Kentucky, which has bodoglife.com specifically listed, but bodog.com is not there.