COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS AND DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES

Reverse domain name hijacking is the bad faith practice of those who file complaints against legitimate trademark and domain name owners to strip them of their genuine domain name. Victims of reverse domain name hijacking usually resort to WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, an ICANN recognized arbitration provider for domain name disputes, to solve disputes that may involve both domestic and international parties. This article provides information on a recently decided WIPO case on reverse domain hacking.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Who are the parties to this case?
What is the legal issue in this case?
How did the WIPO Arbitration Panel rule?

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