Case Conclusion Date:February 26, 2010
Outcome:The domains names were auctioned and the proceeds distributed to the judgment creditor.
Description:In this landmark case, my firm represented a judgment creditor against the infamous cybersquatter, John Zuccarini. My firm identified a large portfolio of domains held by Zuccarini and seized them in federal court in San Francisco. The order appointing a receiver to auction the domain names was appealed. The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the trial court's order in a landmark decision, clarifying how domain names may be seized in the location of the registrar or registry, and thereafter auctioned off in satisfaction of a debt just like other personal property.