NEW YORK, NY – If you have been watching and reading within domain name news and commentary circles for the last few months, you’re probably aware of the atrocity taking place where Heidi Powell, a senior city resident of Washington, is VIGEROUSLY fighting to keep rights to her own domain name, registered since 2005, and an exact match of her actual name, “Heidi Powell” HeidiPowell.com.
Many domain enthusiasts, including myself, have come to the aid of Mr. and Mrs. Powell by way of making donations for their case, assistance with attorney fees, and other expenses related to the cost of litigation.
The case has been going on since early 2016, and surprisingly, has raised several challenges along the way. You would think an exact match of your own legal name would be simple to defend and a frivolous case at best. However, another woman with the same name has found a way to utilize a past bankruptcy to wiggle away the domain as an undisclosed asset.
Yes, slime does exist in the world.
The Powell’s are about to file their appeal, to what was an awful decision, to sell-off the name. For the Powell couple, even the appeal process is a challenge not to mention the significant stress it has put on them and their family. At this time, an appeal rests on additional fees, declarations, bond and insurance to protect the asset during further litigation, and decisions between the trustee whom is after the domain name, lawyers involved – some of which would just like to see the case end, so the asset can be sold-off and fees can be distributed.
If you are in a position to donate to their case – they need all the help they can get, and they need it very quickly. If you cannot financially contribute, please donate time and effort by sharing this information and Heidi’s GoFundMe Campaign Page on every single social network you participate in. The power of social media can’t be beat.
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