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CraigsList sues JamesList, the “Craigslist for the rich”

July 20, 2012craigslist, Domaining, Domainnamewire, jameslist, Policy & Law, trademarkComments Off on CraigsList sues JamesList, the “Craigslist for the rich”

Confusingly similar yacht sales platforms.

If you’ve never heard of JamesList, it may be because you aren’t in the market for a Yacht. Or you wouldn’t think of buying one used.

Craigslist has sued (pdf) Jameslist, a classified site for luxury goods such as yachts, jets, and helicopters, for trademark infringement. Craigslist says JamesList’s name is confusingly similar to it, and that JamesList purposely selected its name to sound similar.

Craigslist may have a point, as noted in an article about JamesList in 2010:

“[JamesList CEO] Perski acknowledged the stark simplicity of his new venture by giving it a cheeky name, an obvious word-play on the ubiquitous classified ad site CraigsList.com.”

Jameslist raised the ire of Craigslist when it filed for U.S. trademarks in 2009, which it later abandoned when Craigslist filed an opposition.

Among Craigslist’s requests: that the domain name JamesList.com be “forefeited, cancelled, or transferred to craigslist”.


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It’s Craig Newmark vs. “Craig Solomon” in this funny domain dispute

June 4, 2012craigslist, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Policy & Law, udrpComments Off on It’s Craig Newmark vs. “Craig Solomon” in this funny domain dispute

CraigsList or CraigsLists?

Craigslist has filed a domain name dispute against the owner of CraigsLists.com (notice the extra ‘s’), a site purportedly run by one Craig Solomon.

Whereas Craig Newmark’s Craigslist offers classified ads, Craig Solomon’s CraigsLists.com says:

“To see Craig Solomon’s lists of the best online resources, just click on the links below. My information is updated daily to give you the best results possible. Yours truly, Craig”

But all of that information supposedly updated daily? Parked page links.

There’s also an amusing note at the bottom of the parked page:

“The links on this site are generated by an automated system. Suggest new links / changes by emailing: suggestlinks @ gmail.com.”


Pictured: Craig Solomon, not to be confused with Craig Newmark.

CraigsLists.com is actually just framing CraigSolomon.net, which is also owned by Cayman Islands company Craig Solomon Online Services.


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Craigslist Sues Sellers of Phone Verified Accounts, Fights Posting Spam

July 22, 2011craigslist, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Policy & LawComments Off on Craigslist Sues Sellers of Phone Verified Accounts, Fights Posting Spam

Classifieds site goes after company selling “phone verified accounts” and helping people auto-post to Craiglist.org.

Craigslist has sued a Colorado man and associated businesses for helping people circumvent tools created to block spam on its site.

The online classifieds site claims the defendants offer services that make it easier for people to submit automated postings to Craiglist, against the sites terms of service. It alleges that the defendants sell “phone verified accounts” to make it easier for people to circumvent Craigslist’s spam protection features.

According to Craigslist, the defendants frequently change the domain names where it offers its services after Craigslist sends them demand letters.

Some of the defendants sites are 3monthPVAs.com and Craigslist-verifiedaccounts.com.

3monthPVAs.com offers phone verified accounts for as little as $3.50 each. The site says “[w]e have good connections within the telecomm network so we use real landlines and real IP addresses.”

Craigslist.org says the defendants falsified their domain name registration info to hide their identities.

Among the claims are violation of the DMCA, trademark infringement, and breach of contract for violating Craigslist’s terms of service.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.


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