Company wins domain name dispute, but it won’t do the company much good. Apple has won a domain name dispute against what it alleges to be an outfit selling counterfeit Apple products. But it might have to continue chasing the perpetrators.
Is is possible to snag a quarter million hits the day after you register a domain name with no marketing budget? Is it possible to get a quarter million hits from type-ins and referrals the day after you register a domain name? The owner of canucksriot2011.com says that’s how much traffic he’s gotten, according to a report by The Tri-City News .
Bank sues alleged cybersquatters and phishers. Morgan Stanley already has the domain names — but it wants more than that. The bank has filed a lawsuit against the owners of five domain names that it says were used for cybersquatting and phishing. The company already has possession of four of the five domain names thanks to proceedings at National Arbitration Forum last year.
Empirical studies on cyber- and typosquatting (for example, Moore and Edelman’s “Measuring the Perpetrators and Funds of Typosquatting” ) may inadvertently encourage bad behavior. People tend to do what most other people are doing, even when the given act is presented to them as something wrong.