Chanel is targeted by companies selling cheaper knock offs of their products, as are most brands.
They’ve probably been pursuing and seizing domains etc., for years, but I’d never landed on one until today.
This is what I got:
The message contains a very clear warning to would be counterfeiters (emphasis added) :
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.