Anti-Cybersquatting Act and the free speech cases
Sherman Hanes is a web designer whose firm does business using the name beatstreet. A company called Taubman Co. began building a mall called “The shops at Willow End” near Hane’s home, Hanes registered the domain name “shopsatwillowend” and created a Web site with that address. The site featured information about the mall, a dsiclaimer indicating that Hanes’s site was unofficial, and a link to the mall’s official site.
Taubman discovered Hane’s site and filed a suit in federal district against him. Hanes then registered various other names, including “Taubmansucks.co”, with links to a site documenting his battle with Taubman. I understand that a Web name with a “sucks.com” moniker attached to it is known as a “complaint name”, and the process of registering and using such names is known as “cybergriping”
Any feedback will be appreciated.