Google Wins Domain Name Battle

Google Wins Domain Name Dispute, goes after domain name copy-cats

By Catalin Cimpanu, 11th of September 2009, 06:42 GMT

In a decision issued on September 7, 2009, the National Arbitration Forum decided to transfer ownership rights over the domain name from Absolutee Corp. Ltd. c/o DNS Manager to Google Inc. After all domain name disputes have been moved by ICANN to the National Arbitration Forum (there is also the option to judge domain disputes at WIPO), big companies have been crowding arbitration court rooms to resolve the problem of Internet copy-cats.

The domain name was registered through Onlinenic Inc. on May 19, 2008, hosting a website that advertised web design and marketing services. As in other similar cases, the arbitration forum found that the domain name was registered to take advantage of Google’s reputation, knowingly infringing its trademark.

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