Case Number: D2022-4534
Complainant: Sixsigma Networks Mexico, S.A. DE C.V.
Represented by: González Calvillo, S.C.
A Mexican company specializing in providing information technology infrastructure and secure data centers has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for attempting to use the UDRP process to hijack the domain KIO.com. The company, Sixsigma Networks Mexico, S.A. DE C.V., owns several international trademarks dating to 2001; however, the domain itself was originally registered in 1996. The current owner, Dynamo.com Autorenewal and DNS, acquired KIO.com in 2015.
A three-member panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization found the Mexican firm, represented by González Calvillo, S.C., misrepresented the notoriety of their own mark, observing the term KIO is a widely-used acronym. Additionally, the panel were off-put by the fact Sixsigma Networks had previously attempted, and failed, to purchase the domain from Dynamo.com.
The RDNH ruling was handed up against Sixsigma Networks on February 28, 2023.