Cydia Creator Files Lawsuit In a Bid for Cydia.com Domain

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Having previously requested ownership with no success, Jay Freeman, known to the jailbreaking community as Saurik, the creator of Cydia, has now filed a lawsuit in a bid to obtain the Cydia.com domain from its current owner.

Freeman, who own Saurikit LLC, believes the owner of Cydia.com is infringing the Cydia trademark and would like the domain to be transferred into his ownership.

Freeman originally requested ownership of the domain back in March, but lost the dispute under the uniform domain name dispute resolution policy (UDRP) because the current owner registered the domain six years ago — long before Cydia was introduced to our iPhones. However, Freeman argues that as things stand, visitors to Cydia.com could be confused by the name and led to believe that Cydia is affiliated with Apple.

DomainNameWire reports:

The company’s in rem lawsuit against the Cydia.com domain name alleges that the owner of the domain name changed the content of the page from a parked page to one about Apple products after it contacted him.

In addition to the Cydia.com domain, Saurikit LLC is requested damages for legal fees.

At present, the Cydia.com website is down:

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[via The Next Web]