Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Microsoft vs Cybersquatters

Microsoft is currently pursuing hundreds of cases of cybersquatting in US plus a few in UK.

Domain names involved are such as:
  • www.exbox.com,
  • www.windowsexp.com,
  • winowlivemessenger.com,
  • mikerowesoft.com
  • WindowsLiveTutorial.com
Some of these domain names are working on the basis of typo-privacy which targeted on the typo mistakes made by the Internet surfers.

Related links:
  1. Microsoft expands cybersquatting fight (CNet News.com)
  2. Microsoft hits "cybersquatters" (BBC News)
  3. Microsoft pus cybersquatters on notice (CNet News.com)

Related posts on Domain Names disputes:
  1. Domain Names Dispute: Gmail vs G-mail
  2. China: Gmail vs Gmail.cn
  3. YouTube.com vs Utube.com
  4. Rooney scored back his domain name

1 comment:

Winnie said...

Interesting topic, will try discuss when finished my exam stuff:-)

Reminds me of Genting's case - Yes, the mighty Genting Berhad lost to a snorkelling agency in Pulau Genting.