GoDaddy Cybersquatting Case May Affect Parked Web Pages
August 19, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT
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”). 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...