GoDaddy Liable For Porno CyberSquatter, 9th Circ. Hears
By Beth Winegarner
Law360, San Francisco (October 8, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Leading Malaysian petroleum company Petronas urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to revive its trademark infringement case against Internet domain registrar GoDaddy.com Inc., arguing that a federal court was wrong to find that GoDaddy wasn’t liable for a cybersquatter’s registration of copycat domains that routed customers to porn websites.
Petroliam Nasional Berhad, Petronas for short, argued that the California federal court was wrong to find that GoDaddy wasn't on the hook for contributory cybersquatting under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act because Petronas hadn't shown that the...