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Acubit tries reverse domain name hijacking

Startup makes misguided arguments in attempt to get domain name registered in 2009 A technology company based in Denmark has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name acubit.com. Based on the arguments it made, it seems that its law firm did not have a firm understanding of how […]

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Spanish fashion company tries to scalp Scalpers.com

Company tries to get domain through UDRP after failing to buy it. A Spanish fashion company has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking after trying to obtain the domain name Scalpers.com in a UDRP. Scalpers Fashion, S.L. filed a cybersquatting complaint against the name with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The company faced […]

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Media Bridge ad agency attempts reverse domain name hijacking

Ad agency files “egregious” cybersquatting claim. Media Bridge Inc., which does business as Media Bridge Advertising, has been found to have attempted reverse domain name hijacking to get the domain MediaBridge.com. The company filed the complaint against Mediabridge Infosystems Inc., which registered the domain name in 1994. The UDRP decision states that the Complainant claims […]

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RDNH: A domain has to be registered in bad faith

A WIPO panelist finds reverse domain name hijacking because the domain was only used in bad faith, not registered in bad faith. World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Tony Willoughby just wrote a decision that reflects a key requirement of UDRP: the domain has to be registered in bad faith, not just used in bad faith. […]

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Walmart’s Vudu is a reverse domain name hijacker

Vudo.com was registered well before the streaming video company existed. Vudu, a streaming video subsidiary of retail giant Walmart, has been found to have attempted reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Vudo.com. The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name owner, even thought the owner registered the domain name well before […]

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How this RDNH could have been prevented

A simple question could have prevented this cybersquatting complaint. A National Arbitration Forum Panelist has found that a complaint brought by Gary Chupik, a Washington man, over the domain name EliteMindset.com was attempted reverse domain name hijacking. The facts follow a common pattern: Complainant wants a domain and tries to buy it. Failing to get […]

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