Herbalife Buys Web Domains With Ackman's Name

Jan 30 2013 | 2:38pm ET

Herbalife is taking a page out of the activist hedge fund playbook.

The nutritional supplements company, attacked by Pershing Square Capital Management's William Ackman as a "pyramid scheme," has bought at least three domain names referencing Ackman, the New York Post reports. The Web sites are not currently active, but Herbalife could use them to create a site to counter Ackman's factsaboutherbalife.com.

The domains owned by Herbalife are therealbillackman.com, billackman.net and therealackman.net. The company bought them on Jan. 18, a month after Ackman's three-hour long presentation laying out his case against Herbalife.


In Depth

FINalternatives Survey: We Asked Investment Pros...

Apr 2 2016 | 9:42pm ET

The data from our annual reader survey continues to roll in and provide interesting...

Lifestyle

Point72's Cohen Donates $275M To Veterans Mental Health Network

Apr 6 2016 | 8:31pm ET

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has formed a non-profit aimed at treating...

Guest Contributor

Agecroft: Why NYCERS Should Reconsider Exiting All Hedge Funds

Apr 18 2016 | 5:51pm ET

The recent decision by the New York City Employment Retirement System to exit its...