08 Jan '12, 1am

Federal Court Holds In Favor Of Godaddy In Suit For Cybersquatting

A Federal Court has held that Godaddy.com was not liable to a trademark holder although the domain was being “forwarded” by Godaddy to the registrants hosting company. The case is of Berhad v. GoDaddy , and the decision was handed down by the Northern District of California on Jan. 3, 2012. We will let the court describe the facts of the case and its findings. Having read through the 20 page opinion I would say the court came to the right conclusion and the Plaintiff simply went well in the wrong direction suing the domain name registrar rather than registrant in federal court. We also have to applaud Godaddy for defending this case, which you can tell from the opinion was not cheap, rather than caving in to the demand of the Plaintiff. Here is the court statement of the Facts: “This is a case brought under the Lanham Act, alleging cybersquatting and contributory cybersqua...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/01/07/federal-court-holds-...

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