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Dell wins case against cybersquatter

Dell Computer permanently evicted a cybersquatter on Thursday. A ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that computer seller DellKorea.com violated the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999. As part of its judgment, the court ordered the DellKorea.com Web site permanently shut. It also ordered the rights to the domain name permanently transferred to Dell Computer. Dell has fought a dozen or more similar cybersquatting cases against companies selling non-Dell computers under its name. However, the Austin, Texas, company believes this case is significant because it was one of the first tried under the 1999 act, said spokesman Venancio Figueroa III.

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Dell Computer permanently evicted a cybersquatter on Thursday. A ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that computer seller DellKorea.com violated the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999. As part of its judgment, the court ordered the DellKorea.com Web site permanently shut. It also ordered the rights to the domain name permanently transferred to Dell Computer.

Dell has fought a dozen or more similar cybersquatting cases against companies selling non-Dell computers under its name. However, the Austin, Texas, company believes this case is significant because it was one of the first tried under the 1999 act, said spokesman Venancio Figueroa III.