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Pinterest wins $7.2M in legal battle with cybersquatter

The pinning social network wins a hefty damages award along with the control of 100 domain names such as pintesrest.com, pinterests.com, and pimterest.com.

By September 30, 2013


Pinterest gives legal punch to 'serial cybersquatter'

Sick of a Chinese cybersquatter allegedly snatching dozens of domain names similar to Pinterest, the company files a lawsuit on charges of cyberpiracy, trademark infringement, and more.

By September 5, 2012


From .coffee to .email to .xyz: The Web's crazy new reality is here

Dot-com? How quaint. A smorgasbord of new Net domains has arrived, with hundreds more on the way. There's opportunity aplenty, but lots of trademark hassles, too.

By October 13, 2014


Verizon to cybersquatters: Get off our Verizon-like domains

Verizon is taking legal action against what it calls "serial cybersquatters" exploiting Verizon-like domain names.

By January 30, 2012


Microsoft said to go after Xbox One domain name squatters

The software giant files a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum to get ownership over the domains xboxone.com and xboxone.net.

By May 28, 2013


.CO Internet is a company cool enough for Brooklyn hipsters

Suddenly, the outfit behind the .co domain is everywhere, even if many people barely notice. It's all part of Juan Diego Calle's shrewd strategy.

By March 12, 2012


Radical change coming to Net addresses (FAQ)

Soon .com, .net, and .edu will be joined by .whatever-you-want. Expect the new Net domains to bring confusion and trademark hassles, along with business opportunities.

By October 12, 2010


Microsoft expands cybersquatter fight

Company files new lawsuits against cybersquatters in the U.K. and the U.S., charging violation of intellectual property law.

By March 13, 2007


Microsoft puts cybersquatters on notice

Tech titan files three lawsuits accusing Web site operators of profiting illegally from domain names that use its trademarks.

By August 22, 2006


Cybersquatting escalates in Asia

Inexpensive domain names are fueling the growth of cybersquatting in the region, says domain-name registrar.

October 8, 2007