Facebook gets control of FacebookofSex domain from FriendFinder Networks

FacebookofSex.com domain

A couple weeks back I wrote about how Facebook snagged FacebookofSex.xxx.   Now, almost a year after filing a trademark lawsuit [PDF] against FriendFinder Networks over the once popular adult website FacebookOfSex.com, Facebook owns the rights to the domain name.

According to Whois records, Facebook took control of the name this week.

The Facebook v. Various Inc. et al. Trademark Complaint, which was filed in April 2011, asked to have a number of domains cancelled or transferred to its control and for $100,000 in damages for each domain name.

While I don’t know the official details of the lawsuit ruling, Facebook has been successful in its dispute with at least one domain identified in the lawsuit.

Before the FacebookOfSex dot-com website was taken down, it had reached over 4 million visitors according to a rough traffic estimate by Compete.

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