PARENTS' GIFT TO CHILD OF A DOMAIN NAME “NARNIA.MOBI” CONSTITUTES CYBERSQUATTING

The administrative panel of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center ordered that the domain name “narnia.mobi” be returned to the claimants, as such registration infringed on the claimants’ trademark rights. This case spurred controversy and attracted media attention due to the fact that the respondents were regular citizens who bought this domain name as a birthday gift for their son, and did not intend to resell it for profit.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What other domain names have been registered by the respondents?
How did the respondents use the registered domain names?
Does the use of a domain name as an e-mail address constitute “legitimate use”?

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