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[TgDaily]Verizon wins $33 million in domain name lawsuit

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Chicago (IL) - Verizon Communications was awarded $33.2 million in a lawsuit against a domain aggregator that registered hundreds of domain names containing Verizon trademarks.
In June, Verizon sued OnlineNic, accusing the company of trademark infringement and registering addresses that were created specifically to confuse web browsers. The confusing names were allegedly used to send users to pages that advertised similar products to those that Verizon sells.

Each of the 633 domains registered by OnlineNic received a default judgment of $50,000 as well as an order to deliver to Verizon not only the funds for the lawsuit but each of the identical or similar domain names. Verizon was originally seeking $66.3 million in damages for the confusing domain names.
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Good, these mass registrars are a plague to the internet.
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i thought trademarks didn't cover domain names...
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Yes, its impossible to the some name you want sometimes
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Verizon FTW!
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i thought trademarks didn't cover domain names...
Registered Trademarks do.
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I gotta ask this ... what the heck does ftw stand for?
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I gotta ask this ... what the heck does ftw stand for?
For The Win!
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I gotta ask this ... what the heck does ftw stand for?
you are clearley FTL lol
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you are clearley FTL lol
Oh, come on, we weren't all born knowing everything. In fact very few of us were. In the future, if you're confused, use the internet to look some of these things up, so that people won't make fun of you to make themselves feel smarter. Here's a good site I found for these terms: netforbeginners
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