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Trump quashes domain name cybersquatter in court

March 01, 2014 04:00PM

 An internet domain name collector bent on getting in between Donald Trump and his plans for new Asian developments has lost big in court.

J. Taikwok Yung, a Canarsie-based cybersquatter, has been ordered to pay $32,000 in damages, a Brooklyn judge ruled, for registering the domains,, and after learning that the real estate mogul was planning new Asian ventures, according to the New York Post.

Initially Tump offered Yung $400 to relinquish control of the four sites, but after Yung demanded more, “The Apprentice” star fired back with a $400,000 lawsuit.

Magistrate judge Viktor Pohorelsky ruled in Trump’s favor but lowered the damages after determining that Yung is insolvent.

Yung pulled a similar stunt on Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, snatching up the domain name after the firms announced their merger. [NYP] Christopher Cameron