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Verizon awarded a $33.15 million – Cybersquatting case

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I am writing about this article because, Verizon is my previous employer. I worked there for a year. I belong to the VDSI(Verizon Data Services India). I am aware of their strict security measures. We had numerous trainings to become aware of the security and why we should protect their data.
 Verizon last week was awarded a $33.15 million judgment in a cybersquatting case against San Francisco-based OnlineNIC.
OnlineNIC registered at least 663 domain names that were identical or very similar to Verizon trademarks, such as myverizonwireless.com, iphoneverizonplans.com, 123verizonphones.com and verizononline.com.
The court concluded that OnlineNIC registered these names in bad faith in an effort to lure Verizon customers to the sites. Verizon was awarded $50,000 per domain name, the largest ever judgment in a cybersquatting case, Verizon said.

“This case should send a clear message and serve to deter cybersquatters who continue to run businesses for the primary purpose of misleading consumers,” Sarah Deutsch, Verizon vice president and associate general counsel, said in a statement. “Verizon intends to continue to take all steps necessary to protect our brand and consumers from Internet frauds and abuses.”

No lawyers or representatives from OnlineNIC appeared in court to defend themselves.

 

 

 

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