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Court rules bus station entitled to web name

THE Shanghai Long-Distance Bus Station has won a lawsuit against a plastic machinery company that registered seven Internet domains in the name of the bus station, the Huangpu District People's Court said yesterday.

The court ordered Riyi Machinery, based in Zhangjiagang in Shanghai's neighboring Jiangsu Province, to cancel all seven domain names within 30 days, the court ruled.

At the end of 2010, the bus station planned to establish its own website to make it easier to book tickets online. However, when it applied for a domain name, it was informed the name had already been registered.

The court said Riyi had registered seven Chinese network domain names the bus station could have used - with different suffixes, such as .net, .cn, .com and .cc.

The bus station said Riyi's business scope did not include passenger transport and that none of the seven domain names was put into use after they were registered in August 2006.

Riyi said it bought the domain names after Mainone Information and Technology, a domain name supplier, introduced this investment business and helped register the domain names.


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