Company alleges that Inch.com and Siteline.com are stolen.
A New York internet service provider has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover Inch.com and Siteline.com, which it says are stolen domain names that the company registered in 1995.
Internet Channel Corp. filed the in rem lawsuit in Virginia last week. It notes that Inch.com still resolves to a website about its business.
The domains have an interesting history. The historical Whois records at DomainTools change from Internet Channel to Thorn Communications in 2006.
I can’t find much information about Thorn Communications, but a Yelp review states that the company is non-responsive. The phone number on its website doesn’t work. And the company’s landlord won a judgment against it.
Thorn is an outsourced IT shop, so these domains might be stuck in limbo.