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Apple Get’s iPods.com At No Cost Apple Get’s iPods.com At No Cost

It’s been common practice for Apple to fork over large sums of money to obtain desirable domain names. For example, back in 2007 Apple shelled out at least $1 million to get their hands on iPhone.com. More recently the company …

WIPO: Cybersquatters Set Record Pace In 2008
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Cybersquatters stayed busy last year, according to a new report from the World Intellectual Property Organization.  Indeed, they set a record, and it looks like they’re on track to do so again in 2009.

Legal Battle Over Narnia Domain Name

A Scottish father has become entangled in a legal battle with the estate of author C.S. Lewis after purchasing a Narnia Internet domain name for his 10-year-old son as a birthday present.

Richard and Gillian Saville-Smith, of Edinburgh, paid $140 to buy the domain name Narnia.mobi from the Internet registration company Fasthosts in 2006 so their son could use it as an email address.

Cybersquatting Increasing
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Complaints of "cybersquatting" where a person sets up a site using a trademarked name and profits by selling the name to the owner reached a record level last year according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Fox Business Network Fails To Win Domain Name

If you want to learn about the Fox Business Network, foxbusinessnetwork.com is not the place to do it.  That domain name belongs to Worldwide Directory Services, and, according to a ruling by the World International Property Organization, WDS will continue to be its owner.