DOMAIN NAME DEFENSE
FOSTA (& SESTA)
Maxine Lynn, as an adult industry lawyer, helps companies protect and defend their domain names. Maxine assists client in domain name disputes is via proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
“Cybersquatting” refers to the practice of buying a domain name identical or similar to a trademark of a third party in an effort to wrongfully profit from the goodwill of the associated brand. It is not some form of cybersex, although from its name, it sounds like it could be. Dealing with “cybersquatters” is a fact of life in business today, including in the ultra-competitive adult industry.
The UDRP is a cost-effective and efficient avenue for dealing with cybersquatters. It sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between parties relating to a domain name. According to the UDRP, arbitration panels of 1 or 3 arbitrators from an approved administrative dispute resolution provider hear and decide the cases. Anyone in the world can file a complaint under the UDRP relating to a gTLD.
For companies based in the United States, the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) provides another road for dealing with cybersquatters. Maxine can advise on the pros and cons of ACPA v. UDRP.
If you have a business in the fields of sex tech, sex toys, pleasure products, lubricants, porn, VR, AR, cams, or are a performer, contact Maxine Lynn to schedule a free consultation regarding domain name defense matters.
Also, check out an article by Maxine on the UDRP and ACPA published in the January 2018 issue of XBiz World: