Court 'slams' name registrar

Internet domain-name registrar Register.com has won a preliminary injunction against a reseller of domain-name registrations that it accuses of deceiving Register.com customers into transferring their registrations.

          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.

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