XBiz reports that the Wisconsin Secretary of State, Doug La Follette, woke up one day to find that his website, douglafollette.com had become a “porn site.” Apparently La Follette didn’t see it as valuable after he completed his political campaign, so he let it drop. Soon thereafter, as happens with any and all dropped domains, a domain taster picked it up. Detecting some traffic, the site became a sponsored links page. It just so happened that the links were porn related.
The cybersqatter offered to sell the domain back to La Follette for $361. La Follette called that “porn extortion.” It also seems to be a violation of 15 U.S.C. Sect. 1129. See also, Personal Names and the ACPA.