|Microsoft Pursues UK Cybersquatters|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 13:10:08 -0500
Microsoft Corp. took its fight against so-called "cybersquatters"|
overseas, seeking a payment of damages from five UK companies for
registering Web site domain names that infringe on its trademarks and
brand, Microsoft said on Tuesday.
The world's largest software maker filed lawsuits against U.S.
In the past six months, Microsoft said it reclaimed more than 1,100
"With every ad hyperlink clicked, a registrant or ad network harvests
Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said it contacted those five UK
The company also said it reached a settlement with Dyslexic Domain
An attempt to contact Dyslexic Domain was unsuccessful.
Microsoft also filed three new lawsuits in the United States and
"The Internet is fertile ground for domain name speculators," Jonathan
"There are a number of professional organizations out there making a
Microsoft said registering trademarked Microsoft names violates the
While the law has been on the books for seven years, the growing use
Microsoft is targeting people who register those domain names, but not
Microsoft's own advertising system, MSN AdCenter, only allows
Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.
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