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Capital One loses data breach domain fight

Capital One (NYSE:COF) has lost a cybersquatting dispute it filed against someone who registered a domain name after a massive data breach was disclosed this summer.

The company filed the dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) against CapitalOneDataBreach(.)com, a domain that was registered on July 30. That’s about two weeks after the breach hit the news. Capital One filed the dispute one week later, on August 6.

At the time, the registrant of the domain hadn’t started using the domain name yet.

CentralNic Group Plc (LON:CNIC) provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. They use their in-house developed IT platforms to distribute its portfolio of popular domains to a global network of over 1,500 registrars (retailers such as GoDaddy LLC), which sell these to end users. 

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