Paris court decision shows that court proceedings against domain name holder may be useful tool to tackle identity theft

In a recent decision dated March 2 2017, the Paris Court of First Instance has ordered the transfer of a domain name consisting of the name of a person whose identity had been misused, most likely fraudulently.

The claimant, referred to by the court as Mme X for privacy reasons, was an individual living in France and working as a communications manager.

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