I was just sent a link to a blog post written by Samer Jouaneh and posted on DNF.CA, in which Jouaneh discusses a lawsuit filed against him by DNForum owner, Adam Dicker. The lawsuit is over Jounah’s ownership and operation of DNF.CA, described as the “domain name forum for Canadians.”
Dicker owns the DNF.com domain name, and it forwards to DNForum. It’s alleged that people commonly refer to DN Forum as DNF (similar to how I refer to Domain Boardroom simply as DBR). I have used DNF.com in the past to directly navigate to DNForum and I am sure I’ve called it DNF in the past.
I believe both parties reside in Canada, and I also believe the lawsuit was filed in Canada.
According to Jouaneh, “On June 15th,2011 Domain Consulting Group Inc. (Alleged Owner of DNFORUM.com) filed a lawsuit against me personally (Samer Jouaneh) and claimed I was allegedly infringing on their website.”
In the post, Jouaneh refers to some of the allegations against him and alleges that “the line that was used in the Statement of Claim is completely fabricated.” Jouaneh posted screenshots and links to Archive.org in response to allegations made in the lawsuit.
I personally don’t think it’s wise for Jouaneh to post details of his case in a public forum like his website, but I suppose that is between his lawyer and him. I am not a lawyer, so I am not going to comment on whether I believe Jouaneh has rights to use DNF.CA as a domain forum, but this will certainly be an interesting case to watch progress.