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The problem with not finding reverse domain name hijacking

Panelists should find RDNH even when a complainant is just very misguided. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has given a free pass to a Complainant who seemed to not understand the requirements of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Sébastien Paches filed a UDRP to get the domain name Paches.com for a […]

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Tambour Ltd filed complaint that was “bound to fail”

Paint company files abusive cybersquatting complaint. An Israeli paint company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Tambour.com. Tambour is a dictionary word in French that means ‘drum’. Tambour Ltd uses the domain name Tambour.co.il. The paint company reached out to the owner of the domain name […]

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Defunct app maker hit with reverse domain name hijacking

App maker files UDRP and then shuts down its business. The maker of a now-defunct app called Yish has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Yish.com. The company used various domain names including yishapp.com, yish.co, yish.app, yish.io and yish.menu. It understandably wanted Yish.com, but that domain was […]

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Gesab, S.A. tries to reverse domain name hijack DeskWall.com

Panelist says Complainant knew or (should have known) that it couldn’t prove registration and use in bad faith. Gesab, S.A., a company in Barcelona that sells a product called DeskWall, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by filing a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name DeskWall.com. The company first tried […]

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Reverse domain name hijacking (even with no response)

Panelist finds Mister Auto SAS filed complaint in abuse of policy despite domain name owner not responding. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found Mister Auto SAS in France guilty of reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name MisterAuto.com. The decision by panelist John Swinson comes despite the domain name owner not responding […]

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Crypto World Journal tries to reverse domain name hijack CWJ.com

Company goes after valuable domain name that was registered before it existed. Crypto World Journal Inc, which operates a news site about cryptocurrency and blockchain, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name CWJ.com. The domain name was purchased by a Chinese domain name […]

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Fertilizer company tries reverse domain name hijacking

Company intentionally provided incomplete material evidence, panel determines. Ferm-O-Feed B.V., a fertilizer company based in the Netherlands, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Fertiplus.com. The World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that Ferm-O-Feed “provided intentionally incomplete material evidence.” The case follows a familiar pattern found in […]

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Jolly.com UDRP: “Is someone trying to steal it from me?”

Woman is understandably confused that someone tried to get the domain Jolly.com through a UDRP. A Turkish company has failed to take the domain name Jolly.com away from its owner, who was understandably confused by being on the receiving end of a UDRP. Club Jolly Turizm ve Ticaret A.Ş. filed the complaint against Jon B. […]

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Miray Software AG nailed for reverse domain name hijacking

German software company Miray Software AG has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Miray.com. The company uses the German country code domain name Miray.de. The owner of the domain name, who is located in the United States, registered the domain name shortly after Miray claims that it […]

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UDRP after GDPR: challenges without Whois

Lack of public Whois makes filing a UDRP a two-step process. GDPR is impacting the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy process. Without public Whois, companies that believe someone is cybersquatting on their domain might have to “go blind” into a UDRP filing; they won’t know who the domain name registrant is. This is one of […]

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