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Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), Tit. III of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999 ((part of the FY2000 Consolidated Appropriations Act), Pub. L. No. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, App. I 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999), codified at 15 U.S.C. 1125 (full-text).


The Act gives courts the authority to order the forfeiture, cancellation, and/or transfer of domain names registered in “bad faith” that are identical or similar to famous, distinctive or special trademarks. The Act provides for statutory civil damages of at least $1,000, but not more than $100,000 per domain name identifier.