Lawsuit filed after expired domains sold on NameJet.
John Zuccarini has filed a complaint (pdf) against NameJet, eNom, VeriSign, and Network Solutions in U.S. District Court over the transfer and auctioning of a number of his domain names.
A number of Zuccarini’s domain names were transferred to a court-appointed receiver due to a judgment against Zuccarini in an anti-cybersquatting case. The receiver accidentally let some of the domain names expire, and the domain names were auctioned off on NameJet. (The domains were at Network Solutions, which sends all of its expired domains to NameJet.) A court denied a request for an emergency injunction against the domain names sold at NameJet.
The suit claims breach of contract, conversion, and civil conspiracy. Zuccarini is asking for the transfer of the domains to another party (the receiver) to be deemed illegal and void, payment of the approximately $80,000 the parties earned from auctioning the domains, and significant damages.