Only 1st Domain Registration Counts Under ACPA: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that only the initial registration of a Web domain counts as a “registration” under anti-cybersquatting law, finding that GoPets Ltd. can't assert an interest in because the company didn't exist when the domain was first registered.

Splitting with an earlier Third Circuit decision, a three-judge panel concluded that Edward Hise's move to re-register the Web address through his company in 2006 amid a battle with Korean online gaming company GoPets Ltd. over the domain name did not amount to a...
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