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University Of Oklahoma Files Federal Lawsuit Over SoonerNetwork.com

Posted on the 12 February 2013 by Worldwide

According to newsok.com, the University of Oklahoma has filed a federal lawsuit over the domain name, soonernetwork.com.

According to the story, the domain name is owned by Hugh Michael Glenn.

“The lawsuit alleges Glenn bought the domain name with the intent of selling it to OU at a profit, a process known as cybersquatting. The university is seeking an injunction barring Glenn from using any of OU’s trademarks in the future.

OU also is seeking $100,000 in damages, any profits Glenn has received from the website and rights to the soonernetwork.com domain name”.

“The lawsuit notes that Bob Barry Sr., longtime play-by-play announcer for OU football, referred to the network simply as “the Sooner Network.”

“On Monday afternoon, the website at the address soonernetwork.com appeared to be a service that connects Oklahomans with eldercare providers. According to the site, the network doesn’t charge patients or family members for the service”.

However since the domain name was registered by Mr. Glenn in 2010, Screenshots.com it has had a few different looks including this one from August 2012 which says Go Longhorns”"” (One of Oklahoma traditional rivals has been the University of Texas who are the Longhorns”)  The site that was up in August of last year also says the domain name is for sale and lists a phone number to call .

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