Lawsuit seeks to recover Roxi.com.
A domain name investor has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to recover Roxi.com, which was allegedly stolen.
John Lee of Precision Telephone Services, Inc. filed the lawsuit. The suit claims that he was the original registrant of the domain name in 1999. The domain name was subsequently hijacked from his account and transferred to another registrar after his email account was compromised.
It seems that Lee did not notice the theft immediately. DomainTools historical Whois records indicate that the ownership change occurred in the middle of 2015.
Lee filed suit in U.S. District Court in Virginia where .com registry Verisign is located. The suit claims that the registration violates the Anticybersquating Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).
Filing a lawsuit under ACPA in Virginia is a common tactic used to recover stolen domain names. The thief won’t show up and the court usually grants a default judgment ordering Verisign to transfer the domain name.
Stevan Lieberman is representing the plaintiff.