Cease and Desist Letters
In the context of domaining, a cease and desist letter is a document delivered to a domain owner explaining why the sender feels that the domain infringes on their rights, and demanding that they stop using the domain name in the current format. Such letters are most commonly sent by lawyers prior to taking further action in court or via the UDRP. They may in some cases also demand that the recipient hands over the domain. Whatever the case, best practice is to contact an attorney if you receive this or any type of legal document. Although every situation is different, most people recommended that you respond to any “cease and desist” letters rather than ignore them entirely.