French Gov't Illegally 'Seized' France.com, US Owner Says

Law360 (April 23, 2018, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A company that owned the web address France.com has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit in U.S. court that claims the French government illegally seized the domain name.

In a new complaint filed Thursday, France.com Inc. claims it registered the address way back in 1994 and used it as the location for a tourism guide site until recently, when the Republic of France "misused the French judicial system to seize the domain from plaintiff without compensation."

The site owner claims the move "immediately stopped all internet traffic" to the website, "effectively shutting down plaintiff 's operations."

"By improperly converting the France.com domain name...

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