Pensacola Christian College has been dealing with a cybersquatting case against a former student for several years, and they have finally been given control over the website. The former student registered the domain name in 2001, and since that time, he has used it to share his disdain for the experience that he had while he was enrolled at the college. Even though he registered a domain name that included the school’s name, a previous case brought against him by the school was dismissed because it was clear from the website that it was not affiliated with the college.
Representatives from Pensacola Christian College are seeking a settlement of $100,000 for the damages that they believe the website caused to their reputation. Although it remains to be seen if they will receive anything at all, they do now have control of the offending domain name, and that is the best way to take control of the situation.
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