29 Apr '18, 8pm

City of Paris ordered to pay $100k for reverse domain name hijacking

The question which needs to be answered is simple: what will be the websurfer first thought regarding the content when seeing a domain name containing the word Paris at different position? .paris? paris.com? paris.org? paris..? In the majority of cases, that is not only american or french, people will think of the French city for .paris . The further away from the tld the word Paris will be, the less official it will seem, and the less people will associate the site with the french city. Another more fundamental question is: does a domain name necessarily carry the meaning of the site it is bound to? On that question, there must be some precedent providing a jugement in the US court, but does this mean that it should be accepted by foreign institution?

Full article: https://domainnamewire.com/2012/09/17/city-of-paris-order...

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