Microsoft Sues Registrar for Typosquatting

Microsoft has sued registrar Red Register claiming that it is illegally profiting from Microsoft’s trademarks reports IDG in PC World among other publications.”In a lawsuit filed in Seattle earlier this month Microsoft alleges that Red Register snatched up 125 domain names, all ‘confusingly similar to Microsoft’s Marks’ in order to profit from Web advertising, a practice known as typosquatting and cybersquatting,” the report continues.Microsoft has expressed concerns that internet users may unwittingly click on the ads on websites using the domain names.Some of the domain names owned by Red Register include windowslivecare.com, msnmesnger.com, and ageofmathology.com.To read the rest of the IDG report, see www.pcworld.com/article/id,140813-pg,1/article.html or www.infoworld.com/article/07/12/24/Microsoft-sues-domain-name-registrar-for-typosquatting_1.html

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