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March, 2010

  • 4 March

    Qant.as sells for $1.3 million

    Qant.as, a domain that resembles you know, the Australian airline Qantas, was sold for $1.35 million USD. The seller, Dominic Holland, said in a statement, “The domain name Qant.as could be snapped up by a competitor so damage to Qantas’s business could be in the millions of dollars.” The .as …

January, 2010

  • 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 …

November, 2009

  • 16 November

    Cybersquatting plummits to an all-time low

    Analysis done by blog Domain Name Wire shows that cybersquatting is at an all-time low. The site took a look at the number of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) filings for .com domains. It found that despite an increase in the quantity of registrations, the number of disputes …

August, 2009

  • 24 August

    Oprah sues cybersquatters

    American talk show host Oprah Winfrey made news last week when she became one of many celebrities lately to go after cybersquatters. In this case, Winfrey and her broadcasting company, Harpo Entertainment Group, are suing a group of nutritional supplement websites. The sites sell weight and anti-aging products, and feature …

July, 2009

  • 9 July

    .CM domains soon to be available for registration

    For years Cameroon’s government leased out the .cm domain to Agoga.com. Because .cm is a common typo of .com, the company set up a system where if you entered any address ending with .cm, it took you to a webpage filled with ads. Agoga made millions from this deal, profiting …

  • 1 July

    Real estate agent sued for cybersquatting

    American real estate company RE/MAX is suing Cristine Rosa Lefkowit, a realtor specializing in luxury sales, for cybersquatting and trademark infringement. It claims that she registered more than 50 domains in bad faith, including remaxbrazil.com and remaxfrance.com. Lefkowitz said she registered the domains many years ago with the hope of …

May, 2009

  • 25 May

    Owner Wants £500,000 from Microsoft for LiveSearch.com

    Believe it or not, but Microsoft, owner of the search engine Live.com, does not own LiveSearch.com. The name was registered some 13 years ago by Tyler Tullock, an American living in Washington State. Tullock has been making quite a bit of money through Google AdSense with the name from what …