Issa Calls .SUCKS Domains 'Legalized Extortion'

Law360, New York (May 13, 2015, 4:18 PM EDT) -- The debate over the controversial .SUCKS domain on Wednesday took to Capitol Hill, where Rep. Darrell Issa called the rollout of the the new Web addresses “legalized extortion.”

At a hearing Wednesday, California Republican Darrell Issa said the company behind the .SUCKS Web domain charges "exorbitant" prices for trademark owners. (Credit: House Judiciary) The California Republican's sharp statements came two days after the company behind .SUCKS, Vox Populi, threatened to sue for defamation over criticism that the new domain is essentially a money-making scheme designed to force...
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