Nirvana LLC Takes Australian Domain Names

Nirvana LLC, the company that owns the intellectual property of our favorite band has just taken over a few Australian domain names.

When I first heard about this I assumed it was going to be Nirvana.au, but it was actually the less popular domains of

  • nirvanadrums.net.au
  • nirvanadrums.com
  • nirvanadrumsfilm.com
  • nirvanadrums.net

Originally it seems they tried to buy the domains and a number of a few thousand was thrown around as an expense cost to him. He then came back with a figure of 1.5 Million and threated to use the domains if they didn’t pay it.

Its odd to me they would care to go after someone for the mentioned domains names, but it sounds like the person was just sitting on them.

I work enough with domain names in my day to day life that getting a domain from a squatter if you have a registered licence on is pretty easy (Provided you have a legal team). If he had been using the domains it would have been a little more work to get, but still not impossible.

Hopefully I am safe, but if they want my domain it wont take 1.5 Million to get it.

Converse sues The Clones

For better or worse Kurt Cobain made Converse Chuck Taylor’s more popular than they already where. If asked he would say like most things that he wore it was a matter of function, and they where cheap.

Since that time the style of the Chuck Taylor shoes has been cloned and copied by every shoe company on the planet. Its a unique look that even when its not an offical Converse shoe we still call them “Chuck’s”.

Converse it seems has had enough of the copies and the Nike subsidiary has filed a lawsuit against 31 companies, alleging breach of trademark. The companies range from Wal-Mart, Ralph Lauren Corp, KMart, Tory Burch, and a mix of “No Names” from China, Canada, Australia, Italy and Japan.

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Nirvana Glasgow, United Kingdom 11/30/91 Set List Sold For $9579 USD

A Set List from Nirvana’s November 30th 1991 show at Queen Margaret Union Glasgow in the United Kingdom has been sold for £5625 ($9579 USD). The set list is in Dave Grohls hand writing. It was sold by Bonhams UK and the winning bidder was “Overseas”.

The Original owner of the set list apparently asked a bouncer at the show to get him the set list. The bouncer ripped it off the base of the mic stand and handed it to him at the end of the show.

The shows set list was as follows:

  1. Drain You
  2. Aneurysm
  3. Lithium
  4. School
  5. Floyd The Barber
  6. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  7. About A Girl
  8. Polly
  9. Sliver
  10. Breed
  11. Come As You Are
  12. Been A Son
  13. All Apologies
  14. On A Plain
  15. Rape Me
  16. Territorial Pissings

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