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Goo Goo Dolls Win Domain-Name Case

The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled in favor of the Goo Goo Dolls after the act launched proceedings against a pornographic Web site with a “confusingly similar” domain name.

The Goo Goo Dolls filed a complaint March 4 against John Zuccarini of the Bahamas, who had registered a site at googoodols.com, a practice known as “typo-squatting.” His site automatically linked to another with sexually explicit content and advertisements.

WIPO declared that the domain name was registered in bad faith. Zuccarini – who has been involved in similar cases in the past, according to WIPO – was ordered to transfer the name to the Goo Goo Dolls.

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