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France seizes France.com from man who’s had it since ‘94, so he sues

Labeled as legal in Domain Industry News, started by Constantin S, Apr 29, 2018

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  1. LarryDomain

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    I wonder if Godaddy was in the position of Network Solution, what would they have done? Anyone from Godaddy to chime in?
     
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  2. draco

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    So this was France and a Trademark claim. I wonder what would happen if a country decided they didn't like the content on a website, sued in their court for violating their laws (surprise, we win), and then demanded the domain be turned over?
     
  3. wwwulff

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  4. NickB

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  5. wwwulff

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    I'm not a lawyer, but as I understand it foreign countries have immunity from US law, so I think you're right - The United States probably has the same right to protection from civilian citizen from other countries
     
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  6. NickB

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    I was looking at it more closely and I think they tried claiming "commercial activity exception" through FSIA which was given short shrift......

    https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/perspectives/publications/2021/01/can-you-be-sued-under-fsia

    Same I am not a lawyer and the wording does make my eyes glaze over a lot of the time but the final sentence sums it up

    "In short, the Corporation has alleged no “expropriation” in violation of international law, and thus the expropriation exception to the FSIA also does not apply. "

    All that time, money and effort down the drain - that's gotta hurt.....
     
  7. Keith

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    Never ever use networksolutions.com as a registrar.
     
  8. likemike

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    You sure gotta watch out for governments with stuff like this going on more than ever! In a word this SUCKS!
     
  9. ixex

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    You got that right. They took my domain and sold it to another networksolutions account. I got it back.
     
  10. ixex

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    Had my name removed, by a glich.. I renewed for a year, then cancelled and renewed for 2 or 3 more... and this caused a system hicup ...they sold the domain to another NS account holder... got the domain back
     
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  12. ixex

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    What if the guy's, or anyone's name/surname, is France.. can this be pulled off?
     
  13. griff

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    this is the thread that triggers me the most of all to be honest. it's a complete abuse of power, a scam & a reminder that we rent names and don't own them.

    the only surprise was seeing that the one handing them over wasn't GoDaddy
     
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    My heart goes out to the previous owner of France.com. But for me, it's a lost/losing case IMHO. I admire his fighting spirit to continue his just complaint. But it seems legitimate to me that France would have some priority to own France.com. Maybe there is a case around that.
     
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