WordPress Foundation, the non-profit behind the WordPress open source project, has sued the owner of several domains that allegedly infringe on its trademarks. According to a report by DomainNameWire on Friday, the lawsuit alleges that Edward Jeffrey Yablon and PC-VIP’s use of the domain names constitutes cybersquatting. Yablon is the president of The WordPress Helpers, a site that offers WordPress news and how-to content, as well as an affiliate shop that sells WordPress themes and manuals. It is owned by PC-VIP, of which he is also the CEO and President. The domains in question include TheWordPressHelpDesk.com, TheWordPressTrainers.com, TheWordPressTeachers.com, TheWordPressDoctors.com, WordPressTraffic.com and The WordPressTutors.com. The alleged infringing domain names all forward to The WordPressHelpers.com. Given the popular of WordPress, there are many third-party providers that offer WordPress themes, hosting or other services, but for the most part they use other names, presumably to protect them from these types of lawsuits. For example, WPEngine, a managed hosting provider for WordPress, uses ‘WP’ rather than WordPress in its domain and company name. WooThemes, the creator
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