A domain name owner recently won his expenses in a cybersquatting case in federal court.
Domain Name Wire reports that Neon Network has been awarded its expenses after it won a default judgment in a declaratory judgment action under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) in Arizona. Aspis Liv Forsakrings, an insurance company, originally filed a cybersquatting case under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) against Neon Network with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
WIPO found that Neon had registered the domain name in bad faith, and the aspis.com domain name was transferred to Aspis.
Neon Network then filed a declaratory judgment action in Arizona asking the court to determine that it had not violated the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. The judge issued a default judgment against Aspis and awarded Neon $1,547.