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Here’s the third RDNH of the day

World Intellectual Property Organization published three reverse domain name hijacking decisions today. When it rains, it pours, and today that means we have three reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) cases to report. Earlier today, I wrote about reverse domain name hijacking findings for Koibox.com and Machani.com. The third case is for WWTM.org. Maharishi Foundation USA, […]

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Spanish company attempts to reverse domain hijack Koibox.com

Company filed UDRP even though domain owner registered domain well before it existed. A Spanish company that provides software to beauty salons attempted to reverse domain name hijacking Koibox.com, a World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has ruled. Software Koibox S.L. filed the UDRP after first inquiring about buying the domain. According to the decision, it […]

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BNPL company Affirm attempts reverse domain hijacking

Affirm filed a cybersquatting dispute against affirm.com.au after failing to negotiate a purchase. Publicly traded company Affirm, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFRM) tried to reverse domain name hijacking affirm.com.au, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel has ruled. Affirm, founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, is a so-called Buy Now Pay Later company. It has a market cap […]

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Tucows gets Reverse Domain Name Hijacking win against Australian Firm

Company’s attempt to milk Tucows fails. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found (pdf) that Damstra Technology Pty Ltd filed a cybersquatting dispute in bad faith. The Australian company filed a dispute against the domain name Damstra.com. Tucows owns the domain name as part of the surname portfolio that it acquired in the Mailbank.com […]

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Nubank sues after trying reverse domain name hijacking

Company files in rem lawsuit in Florida after losing UDRP. Nubank, a Brazilian finance startup that has raised billions in funding, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) against the domain name Nubank.com, alleging that the registration of the domain violates the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).  The company uses the domain name Nubank.com.br. The company was found […]

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This RDNH highlights a key aspect of cybersquatting disputes in a GDPR world

Complainants can (and sometimes should) withdraw their cybersquatting disputes after learning the domain owner’s identity. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found Levio Consulting Inc. to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) over the domain name Levio.com. The decision highlights an important aspect of UDRP since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation […]

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