Cybersquatting Law Update: Even something as passive as a web site parking page showing advertising links can subject a defendant to personal jurisdiction in another state. Just ask Navigation Catalyst, Epic Media, Connexus, First Look and Basic Fusion. These California and New York based companies could not extradite themselves from the exercise of personal jurisdiction in Michigan on allegations of mass typo-squatting of incontestable trademarks.
Domainers who target typographical variations of registered trademarks and famous brands with parked pages filled with PPC advertisements should be aware of the risk they are taking. Not all trademark owners simply go away when you transfer the domain name. And, yes, you can be dragged into a far-away court to answer allegations of cybersquatting under the right set of facts.
Some more highlights from the Judge's decision.