Microsoft Sues Russian Businessman Over Windows.ru Domain

Posted on Feb 21 2012 - 2:02pm by Editorial Staff

What it sounds like the world’s software giant, Microsoft launching legal proceedings over the domain name issue – if you think it is not possible, than change your mind – this is what happens today – Microsoft has launched legal proceedings against a Russian businessman, Dmitry Shapovalov as he tries to gain control over Windows.ru domain, Russian Legal Information Agency, RAPSI, reports.

Shapovalov said to have the ownership of the domain currently with him – which is pointing towards the Russian Wikipedia page for the kind of window you find in the building walls. We check the domain’s Whois record which shows Windows.ru as initially registered in October 1998 and is currently listed as being held by a private individual who is paid up till November 1st, 2012.

RAPSI reports that his attorney describes the computing company’s claim as “unclear.” It is still not clear that whether if Shapovalov ever had a legitimate claim on the domain or not, although Microsoft is defending its trademark in the case. The case will be heard in the Moscow Commercial Court on 11 April.

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