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July, 2010

  • 30 July

    World’s smallest-waist woman wins domain dispute

    waist woman domain dispute

    Cathie Jung may have the world’s smallest waist, but that didn’t stop her from filing a court lawsuit over the domain CathieJung.com. Jung, who has worn a corset every day for the last 12 years, wanted to transfer the name’s ownership away from a corset company. The owner was using …

  • 7 July

    NBC and DONE! Ventures fight over failed domain deal

    Many people think selling a domain is as simple as listing it, waiting for a buyer, making a few negotiations, and then transferring it. This may be true in many instances, but not in NBC’s sale of women.com to DONE! Ventures. DONE! Ventures entered into a contract with NBC to …

June, 2010

  • 18 June

    Lawsuit sheds light on sneaky sales tactics at Go Daddy call center

    A report from blog Domain Incite yields some intriguing information on Go Daddy’s sales practices. According to information obtained from documents related to a lawsuit against the company, Go Daddy’s support staff up-sell hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of products and services each day. That’s right– each day. Customers …

May, 2010

  • 20 May

    Academy Awards takes aim at Go Daddy

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known as the Academy Awards, gave Go Daddy something far different from an Oscar this week: a 134-page lawsuit for cybersquatting. Here’s the catch: the lawsuit doesn’t accuse Go Daddy of cybersquatting. Rather, it is seeking millions in damages because the …

  • 3 May

    Go Daddy hit with class auction lawsuits over PPC ads

    Thought you were having a bad day? Disgruntled domain owners filed class action lawsuits against Go Daddy in Arizona and Arkansas today over the PPC ads it displays on customers’ domains. These advertisements appear only when the domain is parked at Go Daddy or no name servers have been set …

April, 2010

  • 7 April

    Serial cybersquatter refuses to give up

    Meet Alf Temme. His portfolio of more than one thousand trademark-violating typo domains has landed him numerous lawsuits over the years from a range of companies. These include Dell, Air France, and America Online. He admits to being a typosquatter, using names like d3ell.com to sell exercise machines on his …

January, 2010

  • 14 January

    Goodwill Industries abandons lawsuit over Goodwill.com

    Goodwill Industries, an American non-profit charity, has dropped a lawsuit filed against company Cyber2Media over the domain Goodwill.com. Cyber2Media acquired the same at auction for$55,978 several months ago when the owner, a Japanese staffing company, allowed it to expire. The company parked the name and displayed charity-related PPC ads. Claiming, …

  • 7 January

    Transamerica drops lawsuit against domain registrars

    Domain registrants can be sued for cybersquatting, but are registrars liable as well? Until recently, life insurance company Transamerica thought so. The company was in the process of suing several prominent domain registrars for trademark infringement— all because several of their customers had registered domains containing Transamerica’s trademark. Thankfully, the …

October, 2009

  • 19 October

    Verizon goes after cybersquatters

    The cellular provider famous for its “Can you hear my now?” adverts is making itself heard. This week Verizon filed a number of lawsuits against cybersquatters. Some of the domains involved are varizon.com, vierzon.com, and virazon.com. These clearly infringe upon Verizon’s trademark. The company is demanding $100,000 per domain in …

  • 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 …

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