On July 18, 2008, this blog reported on two class actions filed against Google for the alleged sale of "low quality" ads on parked domains and error pages. The first such suit was filed by attorneys from the San Francisco-based law firm of Schubert Jonckheer Kolbe & Kralowec, including Kimberly Kralowec, author of the established and widely-read blog, The UCL Practitioner. The second suit was filed six days later by the firm of Kabateck Brown Kellner.
It now looks like Google's woes have spread outside of California. It has just been reported that JIT Packaging sued Google in a federal district court in Chicago. (Google Hit with Another Suit For Fraud From PPC Program: Is this Final Straw For Domain Parking? (August 14, 2008) www.thedomains.com.) The Domains wonders whether this will ultimately result in the demise of the domain registration industry. If anyone has the power to force a change in the domain registration market, Google is on that short list.