After years of being called HuffPo, news website wins dispute over HuffPo.com

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For years, The Huffington Post news website has often been referred to as ‘HuffPo’ for short.

The only problem was, the site founded by Arianna Huffington in 2005, didn’t own the web address HuffPo.com; Pauta’s International SA did and it used the domain to send unsuspecting visitors to third-party websites.

Huffpo.com however, will soon enough be re-directing users elsewhere.  AOL Inc., which acquired The Huffington Post in 2011, has won the rights to huffpo.com after filing a dispute with the National Arbitration Forum.

AOL also won rights to the typo domain names mapqwest.net and moivefone.com.  All three domain names have been ordered transferred by Judge Harold Kalina (Ret.), Panelist.

You can read the details of the decision here: Claim Number: FA1108001402910

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