After a long legal battle, Compaq Computer Corp. paid $3.35 million to Alta Vista Technology, a California software company, for altavista.com.
Compaq buys AltaVista domain
It took a few years and a reported $3.3 million, but Compaq today said the news is official: it now owns the coveted domain name "www.altavista.com." [News.com] (August 11, 1998)
Digital defends its turf
Digital Equipment (DEC) has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts against the Campbell, California-based multimedia software company AltaVista Technology Incorporated, (ATI) over use of the AltaVista name, which is the trademark of DEC's popular search engine. [News.com] (October 31, 1996)
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