Facebook Nears Default Win Over Website 'Typosquatting'

Law360 (December 4, 2020, 8:03 PM EST) -- A Virginia magistrate judge on Thursday recommended granting Facebook's bid for a default judgment in its suit against 12 domain names its says mimic its web addresses, finding the social media giant established the sites are "confusingly similar" to its own domains through a kind of cybersquatting known as "typosquatting."

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis recommended Facebook be granted default judgment after the defendant websites such as facebook-verify-inc.com failed to respond to the complaint and Facebook established they are violating the Federal Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

The judge found Facebook established the violations for a number of reasons, including that...

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