French courts have ruled against a petition by a local business seeking to challenge the sale of the domain name Domaine la.
The ruling comes as the company faces pressure to settle a lawsuit over the sale.
The court rejected the petition filed by the Paris-based Domaine La, which owns Domaine des Orbes and a number of other websites.
The decision came in the case of a local company, Domaine Les, and a local newspaper, Le Monde.
The Le Mondien newspaper filed a lawsuit last year claiming the sale was invalid, arguing that Domaine les did not own the domain and that the sale should be invalidated.
In the court decision, Justice Jean-Marc Bloch said the Le Monda paper had no grounds to make a claim on the disputed sale, which was made by the local business Domaine Le.
Bloch did not issue any further instructions.
The Le Mona claim was based on the fact that the purchase was made in France, not elsewhere, Bloch wrote.
In his ruling, Blot said Domaine le is not liable because the purchase of Domaine l was made on behalf of the local Domaine d’Orbes business.
The ruling is consistent with the court’s decision in May that it did not consider the local company liable.