24 Mar '14, 2pm

Cybersquatting lawsuit filed against typos

Company goes after ten typos of popular website. A company created by the three major U.S. consumer credit bureaus has filed an in rem lawsuit against 10 typo domain names. Central Source LLC was formed to operate the AnnualCreditReport.com website after the U.S. government passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in 2003. The law mandated that consumers get free access to credit reports once per year. The site has received a half billion visits in its first nine years of operation thanks to mandatory notices on other credit sites and lots of promotion by the Federal Trade Commission. This has naturally made the site a target for typosquatters. In fact, Central Source owns 250 types of AnnualCreditReport.com. The lawsuit (pdf ) filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia (Verisign’s home turf) is against ten typos: annualcreditfreport.com, annualcre...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/03/24/cybersquatting-lawsu...

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