I have just received a cease and desist order for one of my parked sites.
Reason 1. The name is too similar. I can not put the site name here but in short mine has an "i" infront of it e.g. iphone.com and their site is phone.com.
In my opinion they dont have a leg to stand on. The name is different, lots of people do this.
Reason 2: Passing off. My site is parked so the registration company has automatically inserted advertising that relates to the site name, which just so happens to be competitors of the site issuing the order.
I have since updated the dns records and have created my own holding page to say the site is for sale. There are no adverts.
In my response to the company I have offered to sell the site to them as a gesture of good will but I do not admit any liability and totally disagree with their cease & desist order.
Am I within my rights to do this? IMO it will cost them more in legal fees to contest. I will just simply cease and desist if it gets out of hand.
Any info would be much appreciated.