Source: MarketWatch 1/30/2013

Herbalife Registers Ackman Domain Names

January 30, 2013 -- Apparently, the domain name is still available.

But, as reported by Bloomberg, Herbalife has registered website domain names such as and, signalling the increasingly personal brawl fostered by hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman's short bet against the nutrition company isn't likely to get any nicer.

Ackman, who runs Pershing Square Capital Management, accused the company of operating a pyramid scheme in December, announcing a huge short position against Herbalife shares. Herbalife shares tanked but have since rebounded, rising more than 17% since the beginning of the year.

Ackman, at the time, launched his own website, called

Herbalife has fought back, denying that its multi-level marketing program is a pyramid scheme and accusing Ackmann of distorting its business model.

The battle has attracted other heavyweights from the investing world. Setting up a showdown of hedge-fund titans, Third Point's Dan Loeb weighed in earlier this month to take an 8.2% stake in Herbalife.

Then last week things got, well, if not interesting at least weird, as Ackman squared off with fellow billionaire Carl Icahn in an on-air verbal throwdown on CNBC after Icahn criticized Pershing Square for publicly touting its short position.

Icahn called Ackman a "crybaby," while Ackman called Icahn a "liar" and a hypocrite.

For his part, Ackman took exception to Herbalife's domain-name move, telling Bloomberg: "What legitimate company would do something like that. The spotlight is on Herbalife and they are doing everything they can do to turn it away."

- William L. Watts

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