With the additions of Colorado and Utah next year, the Pac-10 will officially become the Pac-12. The conference’s current domain name is pac-10.org, but according to TNSP Sports Net via the Examiner, the conference is attempting to acquire the rights to the domain name pac12.com. The only problem is that domain name is already taken. Reportedly, the owners of those rights, an unnamed Tupac fan, is refusing to give in to legal pressure being applied by the Pac-10.
The domain name pac-12.org is already taken as well, by Bet-R Sites, LLC. While we don’t know who the unnamed individual is, it seems safe to assume that the Pac-10 has a better chance of getting the domain name from them than it does of getting it from Bet-R Sites. I wouldn’t imagine this person is making a whole lot off of this website, so presumably they are thinking “I gotta get mine.” I’m sure they’re just holding out for as good a deal as they can get.
Whoever this person is, they need to realize that the conference is probably going to get what they want in the end, but I don’t begrudge them for trying to get paid against all odds. In the end though, they’ll let ‘em have it and life will go on. That’s just the way it is, but I would offer some words of wisdom; it’s check out time. And I’m out of reasonably relevant Tupac references.