TLD consulting firm Mind+Machines has settled its $5 million lawsuit against restaurateur Wolfgang Puck and his wife Gelila, Domain Name Wire reports. Minds+Machines sued the Pucks in September over the failed .food domain deal, alleging that Wolfgang Puck had failed to promote .food and that Gelila Puck had become "forceful, abusive, and erratic."
The original lawsuit [...]
A couple of days ago we documented the $5 million lawsuit against Wolfgang Puck and his wife Gelila over the failed .food domain deal.
As a followup, Puck's lawyer told the New York Times Diner's Journal blog: "The allegations against the Pucks are false, irresponsible, and legally baseless. The complaint was filed to generate false publicity [...]
Oh this is pretty epic: TLD consulting firm Minds+Machines, Top Level Domain Holdings, and Frederick R Krueger, an investor, are suing Wolfgang Puck and his wife over the failed .food domain deal. We were down on the .food top-level domain from the beginning, calling it "a shameless money grab." But now the deal has [...]
Wolfgang Puck is in Australia lobbying ICANN (the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) to register ".food" as a new TLD (top-level domain) — think websites addresses like "www.wolfgangpuck.food".
We call it like we see it: this is a shameless money grab. We don't think the world needs more TLDs, nor do we think [...]