31 Jan '12, 11pm

National Car Rental sues over typo – a domain it doesn’t even own

Car rental company demands typo of National.com, a domain it doesn’t even own. Vanguard Trademark Holdings, which owns the National car rental brand, has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit (pdf ) against the domain name Natiional.com. The company filed a UDRP against the domain name already. It lost that case in June. On the same day it won a similar case for another typo, Nationnal.com. Part of the reason it lost the Natiional.com case is because the panel ruled it’s OK to own a typo of a generic word. But what I find most interesting is that the company doesn’t even own National.com. It’s owned by National Semiconductor. So Vanguard is asking a court to hand over a typo of a domain it doesn’t even own! I also get a kick out of the convoluted way Vanguard found links to car rentals on Natiional.com, basically saying that if you go a few pages into the directory-like parked pa...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/01/31/national-car-rental-...

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