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Federal court awards $33.15 million to Verizon in a case against a domain registrar that the company claims chooses names that are easily confused with legitimate Verizon sites.
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Verizon is taking legal action against what it calls "serial cybersquatters" exploiting Verizon-like domain names.
Just hours after the world's new Roman Catholic leader is named, more than 600 domain names are registered at GoDaddy with keywords such as Pope, Bergoglio, and Habemus Papam.
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.
Apple has recovered iPhone5.com from cybersquatters, perhaps hinting at the name for the next iPhone.
The company terminates dispute with a domain name squatter after it gains control of iphonesex4s.com and six other names that contain the term "iPhone."