- Internet domain-name registrar Register.com last week won a preliminary injunction against a reseller of domain-name registrations that it accuses of deceiving Register.com customers into transferring their registrations.
A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against Domain Registry of America to block it from using alleged marketing tactics that Register.com said are deceptive.
The case involves alleged domain-name registrar "slamming," which is similar to a tactic in which telecom carriers lead competitors' customers to switch their long-distance service through deceptive practices.
In this case, Register.com alleges DROA tried to make domain-name holders believe their registration provider was DROA when it wasn't and said DROA was affiliated with Register.com. An attorney for DROA could not be reached for comment.