Feeds

Tom Cruise continues net crusade

Sends in the lawyers to recapture his name

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Tom Cruise has embarked on a crusade to win back his name right across the net.

Not content with taking notorious cybersquatter Jeff Burgar to WIPO for control of TomCruise.com, the diminutive film star has sent in the lawyers to get hold of other domains sporting his name.

As a result, both TomCruise.net and TomCruise.org are now in the hands of domain legal specialists Trout & Zimmer, hired by Tom to ensure that a nasty outbreak of online Tom Cruise mockery is held at bay.

It's unknown whether Cruise intends to do anything with the domains, or how far the net crusade will go. As things stand, of the other global top-level domains he doesn't have, tomcruise.info is owned by Konstantinos Zournas in Greece; tomcruise.biz by Domain Registry Support in New York; and tomcruise.name by Korean company called Yesnic Co Ltd.

Can we expect the owner of country-code domains such as TomCruise.co.uk or TomCruise.de to be next on the list for special attention? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, Cruise continues to be a figure of fun on the net, with large numbers of bloggers relishing in the fact that his latest film, Mission Impossible III, did not have the opening week success that was expected. Also, TomCruiseIsNuts.com is currently the third ranked link in a Google search for the great man.®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
If there are any on our site it is not our fault as we are not a PUBLISHER
Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus
Italian boffins agree with popette's theory that haters are the real wrecking balls
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?