Tucker Carlson went to court to win his domain name

The conservative pundit won a suit against someone who was doing what he's currently doing to Keith Olbermann

Published July 15, 2010 9:45PM (EDT)

Fun fact: Back in 2008, Tucker Carlson went to court to win the rights to the URL TuckerCarlson.com. (Oddly, he didn't then spend a couple bucks to nail down TuckerCarlson.net, but his lack of foresight is our gain.)

TuckerCarlson.com was registered by persons unknown in 2003. They didn't do much with it, though it was up for sale in 2004 for the low, low price of $288.

Celebrities usually win domain-name disputes, especially if their names were registered for commercial purposes. Which means Keith Olbermann would likely prevail if he decided to take the Daily Caller to court.

But in a larger sense, Tucker Carlson would win, because then he would get to talk about how Keith Olbermann sued him. (In an even larger sense, the fact that we are talking about a Tucker Carlson stunt means we have all already lost.)

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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