Tussle Over Sex.com Continues

from the onward-and-onward-and-onward dept

We’ve been following the Sex.com legal saga for almost four years now, so we might as well include the latest. It seems that the California Court of Appeals can’t make up it’s mind whether or not the law says Verisign can be held liable for screwing up and transferring the Sex.com name to someone who didn’t own it. The question really seems to come down to whether or not a domain name is “property”. However, since the court can’t decide, they decided instead to pass the buck, and pre-emptively ask the state Supreme Court to determine if domain names are property. If the court decides they are, then the Appeals Court will actually listen to the case.

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