Below is our current list of those inducted into the Hall of Shame or found guilty of trying to Reverse Hijack a Domain Name in which they had no legal rights. In other words they tried to bully the rightful owners into relinquishing their property and forcing these innocent parties to spend thousands to defend what they already own. Since there is no Legal Penalty, we are determined to Shame these companies along with their attorneys that represent them. What can you do? Tweet, Like, Circulate! Help me, Help you!
Case Number: D2016-2598
Represented by: Rios Abogados S.C.
Central Media S.C. of Mexico City, Mexico, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Central Media S.C. was found guilty of RDNH in its attempt to grab the domain, centralmedia.com, which is owned by Valentin Lotrean of Victoria, Australia. While Mr. Lotrean represented himself, Central Media was […]Read More...
Case Number: D2016-1932
Represented by: Rechtsanwalt Michael Stefan
Georg Mez AG, based in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by a panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization. According to a businessweek.com profile, George Mez AG is a private investment firm. The three-member WIPO panel handed up their ruling of Reverse Domain Hijacking after the Swiss firm attempted […]Read More...
Case Number: D2016-1990
Represented by: Cornet Vincent Segurel
Paris-based investment company, TOBAM, was found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by a single-member panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization. TOBAM had sought to obtain the name, tobam.com. The investment firm currently uses the domain tobam.fr, as they are based in France. TOBAM was represented by the French law firm of Cornet Vincent […]Read More...
Case Number: D2016-1811
Represented by: Python
Bernina International AG, of Steckborn, Switzerland, was found guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking by a three-member panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The panel handed up its ruling on November 7. Bernina International, a Swiss-based manufacturer of sewing and embroidery equipment, had attempted to get the domain bernette.com, filing a UDRP on September 6, […]Read More...
Case Number: D2016-1620
Represented by: LHA Avocats
University Hospitals of Geneva (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève) has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking by a three-member panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization. However, the RDNH ruling was not unanimous. University Hospitals had attempted to grab three domains: hug.com, hug.net and hug.org, all owned by Aydin Karadeniz of Santa Monica, California. The […]Read More...
My hope is this is the last RDNH case I will ever have to write about and circulate. The reality is I will write every company and their representation every single time there is a case of RDNH. To fight back we had to create HallofShame.com to get the message across to Main Street and Main Stream. Now maybe some value based companies will think twice before flirting with this tactic and come to the bargaining table in good faith instead of being labeled forever on Hall of Shame. The net is written in ink! And now a monument has been built at a common crossroads that many more folks will see. Just like being in Times Square.