Domain Name Theft

cybersquatting laws overview

An Overview of Cybersquatting Laws

Consider the following scenario: You’re a successful business owner, and you have a customer base that’s expanding daily. Recently, you decided it’s time to start a website to continue growing your business, but when you try to register your

Consider the following scenario: You’re a successful business owner, and you have a customer base that’s expanding daily. Recently, you decided it’s time to start a website to continue growing your business, but when you try to register your

what is udrp?

Will UDRP Help If You’ve Suffered Domain Theft?

The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) was created by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) and was introduced in 1999 to create a dispute resolution system for domain name issues.

The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) was created by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) and was introduced in 1999 to create a dispute resolution system for domain name issues.

michigan cybersquatting

Michigan Court Decided Unique Cybersquatting Issue

Over the last fifteen years, federal courts in Michigan have heard nearly 50 cases involving alleged violations of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). Although each has contributed to a better understanding of cybersquatt…

Over the last fifteen years, federal courts in Michigan have heard nearly 50 cases involving alleged violations of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). Although each has contributed to a better understanding of cybersquatt…

ACPA Protections Increase in New Ruling

On December 16th, an opinion from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals boosted the number of appellate courts agreeing to an interpretation of a rule related to trademarks and domain names. The court held that re-registering a domain name,…

On December 16th, an opinion from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals boosted the number of appellate courts agreeing to an interpretation of a rule related to trademarks and domain names. The court held that re-registering a domain name,…

cybersquatting and bad faith

Cybersquatting and the Bad Faith Intent to Profit

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) creates a civil cause of action against someone who registers, traffics in, or uses a domain name that is confusingly similar to, or dilutive of, a trademark or personal name. Significantly, a person accused of violating the ACPA must have “a bad faith intent

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) creates a civil cause of action against someone who registers, traffics in, or uses a domain name that is confusingly similar to, or dilutive of, a trademark or personal name. Significantly, a person accused of violating the ACPA must have “a bad faith intent

anticybersquatting protection act

Can the ACPA Help Victims of Domain Theft?

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) is a federal statute that creates a civil course of action under intellectual property. Specifically, the statute is for owners of certain marks pursuing civil action against registrants of domain names that can

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) is a federal statute that creates a civil course of action under intellectual property. Specifically, the statute is for owners of certain marks pursuing civil action against registrants of domain names that can

Domain Name Theft: Do You Know What it Is?

In recent years, a new form of crime has been emerging, leaving both law enforcement and the judicial system as a whole at a loss for how to approach it and what they can do to prevent it. Domain name theft, otherwise known as domain name hijacking, is the “wrongfulIn recent years, a new form of crime has been emerging, leaving both law enforcement and the judicial system as a whole at a loss for how to approach it and what they can do to prevent it. Domain name theft, otherwise known as domain name hijacking, is the “wrongful

Can Privacy Protection Services Help Avoid Domain Theft?

Identity theft and fraud are major possibilities if you are not protecting your registrar details adequately. When you register a domain name you are required to provide a collection of personal information, including your name, physical and email addresses, phone number, and administrative and technical contacts. Often a majority, ifIdentity theft and fraud are major possibilities if you are not protecting your registrar details adequately. When you register a domain name you are required to provide a collection of personal information, including your name, physical and email addresses, phone number, and administrative and technical contacts. Often a majority, if

What’s In a Domain Name? The Top Level Domain, Second Level Domain, and Subdomain

In the Internet Age, opening a browser and punching in the name of a website has become a routine process. If the technology does what it’s supposed to, you will arrive at your cyber destination within seconds. Have you ever stopped to consider what all the letters and dots inIn the Internet Age, opening a browser and punching in the name of a website has become a routine process. If the technology does what it’s supposed to, you will arrive at your cyber destination within seconds. Have you ever stopped to consider what all the letters and dots in