Insane: France Seizes Geographic Domain Name France.com with Help from Web.com

Discussion in 'Legal Issues and Dispute' started by JulienJ, May 1, 2018.

  1. JulienJ

    JulienJ India Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2017
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Germany
    An unprecedented theft has occurred in the domain space as the European Country of France has stolen the Internet domain name France.com from its owner, who according to a lawsuit filed this month in California “has lawfully owned and used the domain name in commerce since 1994.”

    Although Networks Solutions (Web.com) is not party to the lawsuit, it seems they would be guilty of gross misconduct in my opinion and should also be sued for transferring the domain name, intellectual property of a United States citizen, to a foreign county without notice to its registrant.

    Source
     
  2. Jeff
    • Staff / Moderator

    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,521
    Likes Received:
    595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    This is insane, and very worrisome.