Domain hijacking and bias in UDRP panelists

UDRP Panelists at INTA talking about what are the core factors in assessing fair use, criticism, fan sites

Statistically, the UDRP panelists are predisposed to find for complainants. Some panelists find for the complainant in 87% of the cases. Many of these panelists have decided hundreds of cases. Trademark owners filed an all-time record 3,036 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO in 2016, an increase of 10% over the…

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Holding a domain name without use is not udrp bad faith

Nanosonics Ltd is a public company in Australia battled for nanosonics.com

In a 2015 case about nanosonics.com under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a panel has denied a domain name transfer on the basis that there was no UDRP bad faith use, even though the respondent had held the domain name without using it for almost…

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UDRP Complaint

A UDRP complaint is a way to obtain a domain name that was registered in bad faith by someone else. A complainant should make sure that it is bringing its complaint in good faith, otherwise, a UDRP panel may label it as a reverse domain name hijacker. Moreover, a complainant could be hit with a $100,000…

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Domain Hijacking

UDRP Model Response and Filing Guidelines excerpt from WIPO.int

Domain hijacking is also called RDNH or reverse domain name hijacking Domain hijacking happens when someone files a UDRP complaint or a court action in bad faith to get a domain name from its registered owner. A domain hijacking complaint is often called a plan B complaint. A classic plan B complaint to secure a…

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WebMagic Ventures wins UDRP Dispute over dataminer.com

WebMagic Ventures won a UDRP Dispute over its dataminer.com domain name in a WIPO 3-member panel decision, on November 1, 2016. The WIPO UDRP panel also found that the complainant was guilty of reverse domain hijacking “RDNH.” Skyline Communications filed a UDRP complaint regarding the dataminer.com domain name claiming that it has used the DataMiner brand…

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