GoDaddy Cybersquatting Case May Affect Parked Web Pages

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT) -- For registrars, domain name typos can mean big business — and big profit. But a California federal judge recently found that GoDaddy’s Parked Pages Program does not qualify for safe harbor protection under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”).[1] This could place a popular strategy of monetizing misspelled domains in peril, while giving brand owners another avenue to shut down cybersquatting.

Background: The Lawsuit

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sued GoDaddy in 2010, alleging, among other things, that the domain registrar violated the...
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