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Google wins domain dispute

google logoGoogle recently won a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain googlemapsrealestate.com. The search giant claims the owner was using the name to operate a Google Maps knock-off and that it violates Google trademarks.

The domain hasn’t be transferred yet and the site is still live. It is an imitation of the recently launched real estate feature on Google Maps. It shows property available in Australia, all the while attempting to look at exactly like Google.

I honestly don’t see why the domain owners in these disputes go so far to irk corporate lawyers when they could invest their time elsewhere and stay out of legal trouble. I doubt the Google Maps knock-off got that much traffic, either.

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