An internet expert has poured cold water over Niue's claim a Swedish company took over its domain name without consent.
Last month, Niue filed a lawsuit against the Swedish Internet Foundation in the Stockholm District Court.
A lawyer for Niue's government estimates it has lost around $US20 million in income since 2013, when the company began administering the domain.
Niue is seeking the lost income and control of its country code Top Level Domain (cc TLD), .nu (dot n-u).
Keith Davidson, a former president of Internet New Zealand, says the case is unlikely to be registered in the courts.
He told Mackenzie Smith it may be too little, too late for Niue, which has never had control over its top level domain.