“An Indonesian man black mailed World's No. 2 billionaire?”
That’s the question that I asked myself after reading The Jakarta Globe about Ahmad Rusli who demanded Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim Helu to pay US$ 55,000,000.00 for the website www.carlosslimhelu.com.
Ahmad Rusli, who operates the website: ahmadrusli.com, has told an Arbitrator for Website Disputes by e-mail that he registered the site to protect it for Carlos Slim Helu, and he made the demand so as to get the billionaire’s attention. In this connection, last Wednesday, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled that the registration was based on Bad Faith therefore should be transferred to the billionaire.
This case is very interesting for me because I never imagine that a fellow Indonesian could ever do such a bad thing to a top international businessman. In order to know more about Ahmad Rusli, I tried to open the above mentioned websites but failed to do so. It seems that he has vanished into the thin air.