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Facebook-owned Instagram Wants Domain Deal Upheld

Facebook-owned Instagram has filed legal proceedings in the US to have a 2011 domain name purchase of ‘instagram.com’ upheld and block a ‘sham’ lawsuit in China. “The lawsuit, filed in California last week, claims that a family of known cybersquatters, based in Guangdong, is trying to have the purchase invalidated by a Chinese court,” Kevin Murphy reports in Domain Incite. Instagram had applied for the US trademark on its name in September 2010 and made the decision to pay $100,000 for the domain in January 2011.

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