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November, 2009

  • 4 November

    Judge rules WHOIS privacy constitutes “material falsification”

    Recently there has been heated debate about whether or not WHOIS privacy protection, an inexpensive service that lets domain registrants hide their contact information from the public, should be allowed. In the recent case U.S. v Kilbride, an American judge ruled that using privacy protection constitutes “material falsification.” The defendant …

October, 2009

  • 15 October

    Court: Acceptable for host to terminate rude customer

    In a ruling issued last week, a Los Angeles court ruled that a web host did not breach contract by suspending a rude customer. The individual in question became angry after his hosting account was suspended for nonpayment. After leaving a rude voicemail at the company’s headquarters, the web host …

August, 2009

  • 31 August

    CorporateLawyer.com nets $20,766 at auction

    Law-related domains are some of the most valuable out there, so it’s no surprise that CorporateLawyer.com just sold for $20,766 USD, or £12,797. No information about the buyer has been released, though the domain would be very useful to an end user. Other recent sales include: supervisors.com- $7100 appreciate.com- $5,044 …

  • 28 August

    Cybersquatter ordered to pay $33 million to Verizon

    Cybersquatting isn’t cheap these days. This week, a federal court upheld a $33 million (£20.3 million) ruling against OnlineNIC, a wholesale domain company, for cybersquatting the Verizon.com domain and trademarks. OnlineNIC reportedly used an automated system to register some 663 names confusingly similar to Verizon.com, such as iphoneverizonplans.com, accountverizonwireless.com, and …

July, 2009

  • 27 July

    Federal court rejects Hotels.com appeal

    The website owners of Hotels.com have been trying to get trademark status for the domain name for over year, but Friday The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the court, the term “hotels” …