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Google Loses Domain Name Dispute

-Internet giant Google loses domain name trademark arbitration. Small and 'groovy' Canadian start-up claims victory.

Internet giant Google has lost an arbitration over the domain name, In a decision released today, The National Arbitration Forum, dismissed Google's complaint (Claim Number: FA0911001293500) that it was entitled to the domain name, Google had claimed that the domain name, is "confusingly similar" to its trademark for "Google." The National Arbitration Forum is an international arbitration service accredited by ICANN, the international agency that oversees the Internet, to provide resolution services for domain name disputes around the world.