Posts Tagged ‘Domain Squatter’

Trademark Free Zone?

December 15, 2008

Today while typing in a domain name I was taken to a parked domain hosted by Network Solutions.

I was surprised to find a new type of disclaimer link at the bottom of the parked domain page called “Trademark Free Zone”.

Trademark Free Zone

Trademark Free Zone

More about the “Trademark Free Zone” from Network Solutions:

TRADEMARK FREE ZONE – Network Solutions has no knowledge of whether any content on this page violates any third party intellectual property rights. Network Solutions will promptly remove any content reasonably objected to by the Owner of a pre-existing trademark. If you have a Trademark issue, please contact trademarkfreezone@networksolutions.com.

I don’t recall seeing any other domain registrar other than SRS Renewals (a Network Solutions agent) placing an intellectual property disclaimer on their customer’s parked domains in an attempt to preemptively disavow any responsibility for trademark infringement by cybersquatters.

What caused Network Solutions to institute and launch their “Trademark Free Zone”?

Will GoDaddy.com the largest domain registrar soon include a similar domain squatter disclaimer on all their customer’s parked domains too?

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