On Tuesday Ronnie Cremer, a man claiming to have taught Taylor Swift how to play the guitar, said he was threatened with legal action by her lawyer’s if he did not immediately shut down the domain he had recently purchased, itaughttaylorswift.com.
Now Swift’s team is reportedly purchasing other domain names to protect her brand — including a few sexually explicit ones.
MarkMonitor is a “brand protection domain name registrar” that has been reportedly been working with Swift’s legal team, and has registered other domains since Cremer’s story came out to prevent any other individuals from buying sites that could hurt her brand.
And yes, one of them is itaughttaylorswifthowtogivehead.com.
Cremer said he felt like Swift’s lawyers were bullying him when they sent him a letter that said his website “incorporates the famous Taylor Swift trademark in its entirety and suggests TAS’s sponsorship or endorsement of your website. The Domain Name and your use of the Domain Name are also highly likely to dilute, and to tarnish, the famous Taylor Swift trademark.”
But Cremer, who is refusing to give up his site purchased from Go Daddy, could have it much worse.
Somewhere in Tennessee some sad guy is wondering why he didn’t think to buy that domain sooner.