Righthaven LLC -- a bottom feeding legal outfit -- has teamed up with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Denver Post to sue mom and pop websites, advocacy and public interest groups and forum board operators for copyright infringement. The strategy of Righthaven is to sue thousands of these website owners, who are primarily unfunded and will be forced to settle out of court.
Righthaven lawsuitsTo date Righthaven has been ordered to pay $323,138 in legal fees and sanctions.Righthaven lawsuits

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Righthaven Website is Gone -- Redirected, Perhaps to Hades or Beyond?

"Notice: This Domain Has Been Redirected" (11:47pm Central Time 04/18/11).

The one-page Righthaven LLC website still exists in Google Cache. But oops, it doesn't.

Blessings to another hot tip from AmericanJustice.org!


  1. Yes I noticed this last night too. It looks like Righthaven may be preparing to cease operations. they cannot shut down completely though because they along with Stevens Media will be fighting lawsuits, counter-suits, class-action suits and possibly even criminal investigations for yeats to come.

  2. All this has been accomplished with virtual silence from the main stream press. Major press organizations are going to have some explaining to do why they kept hush hush on everything Righthaven after this is over.

  3. This domain name has been suspended due to invalid Whois information.



    "If you are the registrant of this domain name please contact us at: invalidwhois@secureserver.net.
    See Underlying Registry Data
    Report Invalid Whois"

    Righthaven threatens to take others domain name's and they may lose their's themselves. KARMA

  4. Righthaven, meet my little friend KARMA.

  5. http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/righthaven.com

    Steven Gibson

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: RIGHTHAVEN.COM

    Domain servers in listed order:

    For complete domain details go to:
    The previous information has been obtained either directly from the registrant or a registrar of the domain name other than Network Solutions. Network Solutions, therefore, does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

    Whois Server Version 2.0

    Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
    for detailed information.

    Domain Name: RIGHTHAVEN.COM
    Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
    Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Status: clientRenewProhibited
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Updated Date: 12-feb-2011
    Creation Date: 26-oct-2009
    Expiration Date: 26-oct-2016

    >>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:03:02 UTC <<<

    NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
    registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
    currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
    date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
    registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
    view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

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    database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
    automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
    modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
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    guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
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    for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
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    The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and

  6. I recall looking at the WHOIS info months ago, but not seeing anything unusual. There are some domain name tools that show registrant history, but I believe they are paid services. I'll see if I can find anything else out. He may have been reported for false WHOIS information then never responded to requests from ICANN. The timing of it all though is very suspect. We can't necessarily trust the message left on the web page by GoDaddy either. It could be a default message that represents multiple causes.

  7. http://whois.domaintools.com/righthaven.com

    Steven Gibson
    10645 Sunblower Avenue
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
    United States

    Domain Name: RIGHTHAVEN.COM
    Created on: 26-Oct-09
    Expires on: 26-Oct-16
    Last Updated on: 12-Feb-11

    Administrative Contact:
    Gibson, Steven
    10645 Sunblower Avenue
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
    United States
    (702) 499-4966 Fax --

    Technical Contact:
    Gibson, Steven
    10645 Sunblower Avenue
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
    United States
    (702) 499-4966 Fax --

    Domain servers in listed order:


    The WHOIS history has 26 records. The latest changes occurring 4/05 and 4/18 (not yet reflected in the WHOIS database). I bet he was reported. If you search on his email, well, he doesn't have many admirers:


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