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Scuba fight results in reverse domain name hijacking

Panelist notes that scuba is a generic term. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found (pdf) eScuba Pty Limited to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. The company, which operates a site at escuba.com.au, filed a dispute over scuba.net.au against Underwater Australasia Pty Ltd. At one point, the Respondent was a distributor for […]

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Lots of Mike Morgans learn about reverse domain name hijacking case

A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panel has found Candy Cloud IP LLC guilty of reverse domain name hijacking (pdf) in a particularly egregious case. And bizarrely, a bunch of people named Mike Morgan were notified about the decision. The Complainant filed the case over CandyCloud.com against a Mike Morgan in Canada. Morgan registered the […]

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Video game company Build a Rocket Boy tried reverse domain name hijacking

Gaming companies duke it out in cybersquatting dispute. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found (pdf) Build a Rocket Boy Games Ltd guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The video game company was founded by Leslie Benzies, a well-known video game producer credited for his work on Grand Theft Auto. It’s currently working on […]

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Columbian real estate company tries to reverse hijack domain name

So much for making a friendly overture. Picture this: You start a business. You do a trademark search and then form a corporation. The matching .com domain name is already registered and you can’t afford the asking price. So you launch on a second-choice domain. Later the same year, a company in Colombia creates a […]

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ProjectPay Pty Ltd tries reverse domain name hijacking

There was an obvious flaw in this cybersquatting case. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined that ProjectPay Pty Ltd, tried to reverse domain name hijack projectpay.com. The company uses the domains ProjectPay.com.au and ProjectPay.co.uk to promote its payment services for construction. It registered these domains in 2017 and later, and claims to have […]

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