On June 25, 2009 – Omri Casspi “The First Ever Israeli Basketball Player In The NBA” was drafted in the 2009 NBA draft in NY city.
Omri was drafted in the 23 pick (First Round) by the Sacramento Kings.
Now let me take you to the beginning of 2008.
Back then, I was not aware what is “CyberSquatting”, I registered a lot (about 50) TRADEMARK or CELEBRITY Domains.
One of the domains was “OmriCasspi.co.il” (co.il = Israel ccTLD).
I had a filling that if someone (Israeli guy) will play in the NBA, it will be “Omri”.
After a year, when the domain was almost expired, I renew it in the day Omri got picked by Sacramento Kings.
When I renew the domain, I wasn’t aware what is CyberSquatting, but my plan was to create a fan club with zero advertisements on the site.
Couple days ago, I decided to try and contact Omri.
Throw Facebook, I succeed to touch base with his oldest brother (Omri manager).
I ask from him to talk with Omri and tell him about the fan site and also ask him if he agree to that.
We talk a lot in Facebook and Omri told his brother “No Problem and Thank You”.
Now his brother want me to teach him some SEO and to explain more about the world of domains. LOL
Bottom Line – It start with CyberSquatting and become friendship… Guys Please dont do it (CyberSquatting), If you decided you want to do something with a Trademark or Celebrity Name because you have a passion for this subject, Please talk with the company or person before, You never know what good things can happened from that.
Thank you and Great week to everyone.