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06|13|2011 06:59 pm EDT

3M Sues Registrars, Webhosts and DNS Hosts for Cybersquatting over Gambling Domains

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Legal Issues

3M has filed a broad lawsuit naming a larger number of registrars, webhosts and dns hosts for cybersquatting and infringing on the company’s brands. The lawsuit is also filed against some individual domain names that include the letters “3M” and “mmm”. A large number of the sites named in the lawsuit appear to be gambling sites, some of them using a logo that looks quite similar to the 3M logo. Some example domains names in the suit are,, and

[via George Kirikos]

See the full list of the entities and companies the suit was filed against after the jump.

Directi Internet Solutions PVT. LTD., Doe Number 1, Doe Number 10, Doe Number 11, Doe Number 2, Doe Number 3, Doe Number 4, Doe Number 5, Doe Number 6, Doe Number 7, Doe Number 8, Doe Number 9, Domains By Proxy, Inc.,, Inc.,, Pang International Limited, Prolexic Technologies, Inc., Softlayer Technologies, Inc., Tiggee LLC, Web Commerce Communications Limited,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Asia Netcom Asia Pacific Ltd., Bluehost Inc., CAT Telecom Public Company Ltd.,, 3M Company,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


[via George Kirikos]

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