Shields v. Zuccarini Injunction

Case Summary: This ACPA typo squatting case is about five domain names that were slight misspellings of “” Each of John Zuccarini’s websites using these typo domains “mousetrapped” visitors so they could exit only after clicking on a succession of advertisements, which resulted in a profit for defendant. Court Decision: 89 F.Supp.2d 634 (2000) Joseph… Continue reading Shields v. Zuccarini Injunction Domain Hijacking case updates 2019

Irving Materials, Inc. committed domain hijacking by filing a baseless UDRP complaint against in 2017. The UDRP froze the domain name and caused Jeffrey Black huge business losses. Irving has caused significant harm to Mr. Black and to his International Monetary Investments business formed in 2016. Upon Irving’s filing of its UDRP complaint… Continue reading Domain Hijacking case updates 2019

ACPA Cases 2019

A domain name owner can file a lawsuit under the ACPA to stop the effect of a UDRP order that transfer domain names to the person that filed a UDRP complaint. The ACPA complaint often leads to the settlements that cover your attorneys fees some statutory damages of up to $100,000 per domain name. ACPA… Continue reading ACPA Cases 2019

Are Pay Per Click Sites Legitimate?

Pay per click sites are legitimate under WIPO’s Overview 3.0. However, at least two ADR Forum decisions disagree and say that “Use of a domain name to redirect Internet users to a site featuring unrelated pay-per-click hyperlinks may not be considered a bona fide offering of goods or services or legitimate noncommercial or fair use.” WIPO and… Continue reading Are Pay Per Click Sites Legitimate?

Cybersquatting Cases

There are four main types of Cybersquatting cases: Domain name owners suing to stop domain hijacking and claiming damages. Trademark owners suing for Domains registered in bad faith to get the domain name canceled or transferred – “In Rem.” Trademark owners suing for Domains registered in bad faith to get the domain name canceled or transferred… Continue reading Cybersquatting Cases


The cybersquatting law is also called the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act or the ACPA. Cybersquatting cases are a tool for trademark owners to seize later registered domain names that are registered by domain pirates in bad faith with regard to a given domain name. Cybersquatting does not apply to domains registered before a matching trademark or domains… Continue reading Cybersquatting

Domain Hijacking

Domain hijacking is also called RDNH or reverse domain name hijacking Domain hijacking happens when someone files a UDRP complaint or a court action in bad faith to get a domain name from its registered owner. A domain hijacking complaint is often called a plan B complaint. A classic plan B complaint to secure a… Continue reading Domain Hijacking