Defendant imprisoned for failing to hand over domain name and Facebook page

The High Court has sentenced a defendant to four months in prison for wilfully failing to comply with an order to transfer control of an internet domain name and Facebook page to the claimant.

The defendant had not only failed to take the steps necessary to pass control to the claimant, but had also removed the claimant’s new website from the domain and replaced it with his own website (accessible from the Facebook page) which was similar to that of the claimant and offered similar products with similar get-up.