Monday, June 1, 2009

Google wins back domain from Class XII boy

Internet search engine giant Google has won a lawsuit against a 17-year-old schoolboy (Herit), who had acquired a domain name, googblog.com. To get the rights of the blogsite registered in the name of Herit Shah from Surendranagar, Google had moved the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, on March 26, 2009. This week, WIPO, which works for developing a balanced and accessible international system in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), ordered Herit to transfer the domain ownership to Google.The domain name — googblog.com — had become a bone of contention between him and Google, as ‘goog’ is the latter’s stock sticker at the NASDAQ. Herit, however, said he had no regrets for obtaining a domain name somewhat similar to Google.

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