Company says that domains are typos of its AnnualCreditReport.com site.
Central Source, a company created by the three major U.S. consumer credit bureaus to AnnualCreditReport.com, has filed another lawsuit (pdf) against alleged typosquatting domain names.
The company has filed at least 10 cases in the past including one against 227 domain names.
The latest suit is against 15 domain names including annualcrediitreport(dot)com, wwwannualcreditreports(dot)com and httpannualcreditreport(dot)com.
Central Source says it has tried to identify the owners of the domain names but was thwarted by Whois privacy services and fake Whois information.
The in rem lawsuit was filed in Virginia, the home of .com registry Verisign. Many plaintiffs files in rem suits there to recover domain names.
Panama Wilson says
It’s a generic domain……it should not be afforded any protection whatsoever. The typos are not infringing.
Joseph Peterson says
Bad faith is bad faith.
Amazon.com is also generic. But if somebody registers typo domains in 2018 in order to impersonate Amazon or steer traffic toward competitors, then that’s not altogether innocent and isn’t necessarily protected.