Lawsuit heads to mediation.
Moniker and Transamerica will enter into mediation to try to resolve their legal battle.
Transamerica sued Moniker, claiming that Moniker owned domain names that infringed Transamerica’s trademarks and set up fictitious entities to hide its ownership. Transamerica later amended the complaint to suggest that Moniker didn’t own the domain names, but enabled the real owners hide their identity.
Earlier this week Moniker filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, citing that the complaint only applies to registrants of the offending domain names. It said there is no cause in the complaint that should apply to Moniker, Moniker Privacy Services, or Oversee.net.
After filing the motion to dismiss, the two parties agreed to enter into mediation to try to settle the issue. The mediation is scheduled to take place December 2, 2009 in Miami.