Facebook Awarded $2.8 Million in Damages And Domain Names
Facebook Awarded $2.8 Million In Damages For Domain Name Cybersquatting
A decision was recently handed down in California awarding Facebook $2.8 million in damages for domain name ‘squatting’. The defendants in the Facebook case were found to have contravened the United States Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), the domain names in question attempting to profit from misspelling and/or utilisation of the trade mark either alone or amongst other common or misspelled words in the domain name. Eleven defendants were ordered to pay amounts ranging from $5,000 to $1.34 million and transfer of over 100 domain names to Facebook was ordered.