Facebook has sued Domain registrar, Namecheap, together with WhoisGuard, the company’s proxy service. The lawsuit claims that the domain registrar allowed users to register domain names that are aimed at deceiving people to think they are affiliated with Facebook and its product.
“These domain names can trick people into believing they are legitimate and are often used for phishing, fraud and scams,” wrote the company in a blog post.
The lawsuit accuses WhoisGuard of “registering or using 45 domain names,” which impersonated Facebook and its products. For instance, domain names like instagrambusinesshelp.com, facebo0k-login.com, and whatsappdownload.site.
Because of this, Facebook sent multiple notices to WhoisGuard between October 2018 and February 2020, to compel them to provide information about the domains, but they refused.
The company has been, therefore, forced to seek legal action to resolve the matter. Speaking about the lawsuit against the domain registrar, this is not a new thing to Facebook. In October 2019, the company sued OnlineNIC, alongside with its proxy service.
“Our goal is to create consequences for those who seek to do harm and we will continue to take legal action to protect people from domain name fraud and abuse,” the company said.