“Y”: Facebook requires from the Russian company-free transfer of your domain

MOSCOW, September 4. /TASS/. The Corporation Facebook Inc. demanded that the Russian joint stock company CFT (“Center of financial technologies”) to give free belonging to that domain facebook.ru. On Monday the newspaper reported “Kommersant” with reference to the available relevant letter of the company dated 28 August.

The letter notes that Facebook Inc. is the owner of the eponymous social network, copyright and trademark facebook in different spellings. Using reproducing the trademark domain name facebook.ru the company calls unacceptable and demands to transfer the disputed domain to 30 September, reporting to 6 September on the outcome of the claim.

The press service of the CFT “Kommersant” reported that the domain was purchased in 2005, and Facebook appeared in Russia in 2008. “For the last 12 years of complaints from Facebook Inc. or any other person in respect of the domain we have not received”, – noted there, adding that a letter to Facebook Inc. “is a study of lawyers”.

According to the newspaper, the Corporation became a well-known owner of the domain, as more recently from the site facebook.ru automatic redirection to the payment system “Golden crown”, head office of which is TTF.