When a domain name used for the sale of counterfeit Chanel goods is seized, the company posts a notice on the website utilising the domain name advising visitors they are visiting a site that sold counterfeit goods.
Internetnews.me’s Michele Neylon picked up on the notice and wrote about it on his blog, noting that Chanel advises:
This domain was once owned by a seller of replica Chanel.
Pursuant to a Judgment and Injunction of a U.S. District Court, the owners of the website previously appearing at this web address were held to have been selling replica Chanel products. For genuine Chanel merchandise, please visit the official Chanel website at www.chanel.com.
Chanel has made it a top priority to stop the sale of counterfeit products.
Chanel continuously monitors the Internet and auction websites and takes action where appropriate including but not limited to filing civil lawsuits and lodging criminal complaints against counterfeiters.
To those of you out there who may be considering the purchase of counterfeit items, we urge you to recognize that by purchasing a counterfeit product you are supporting criminal activity and ask therefore that you refuse to purchase counterfeit goods.
To the counterfeiters, bear in mind that we are watching and we are taking action.
To find where authentic Chanel products can be purchased visit Chanel.com.
Michele Neylon’s post on Internetnews.me is available at: