Cybersquatting & Domain Dispute Attorneys / Lawyers: Eric Goldman Interview: Domain Name Exceptionalism - Is Special Treatment Warranted (Part 2)

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06/01/2009

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"That was the first and perhaps only really on point case that dealt with large scale domaining activity for a customer of registrars was grabbing lots of domain names of some words with typographical versions of trademarks and put them in a portfolio and merchandise that portfolio. The Court in that case said that the large scale domaining system violated the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act/"

Actually, there are numerous settlements and injunctions that make it clear that this sort of behavior can constitute bad faith cybersquatting. Like most statutes, the ACPA lists factors which establish bad faith, and does not seek to limit the types of behavior which constitute use, registration or trafficking.

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