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: NAF 2036243
Represented by: Ronald H. Spuhler of McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd.
An American manufacturer of components for various spacecraft has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for trying to steal the domain RocketLab.com from its current owner, who has held the domain since it was first registered in 2000. A three-member panel of the National Arbitration Forum handed up the ruling against Rocket Lab […]Read More...
Case Number: NAF 2041740
Represented by: Anna King, House Counsel
A well-established Richmond, Virginia-based insurance and financial company, Markel Corporation, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for attempting to steal the domain markelgroup.com from its current owner, a Naples, Florida company, to which the domain was originally registered in 2011. Markel Corporation was founded in 1930. The RDNH ruling was handed up […]Read More...
Case Number: D2023-0977
Represented by: Internally represented
A company that claims to engage in online sports entertainment and games has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for attempting to steal the domain Vallhallan.com from its current owner. The sole panelist of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Robert A. Badgley, handed up his ruling against Valhallan LLC on May 12, 2023, […]Read More...
Case Number: D2023-1106
Represented by: Széles Law Office
A Hungarian company has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in connection with their attempt to steal the domain presonate.com using the UDRP process. A single-member panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization handed up the ruling on May 5, 2023, against Presonate Zrt., of Budapest, which the panelist wrote appeared to be […]Read More...
Case Number: D2023-0532
Represented by: Beard and Parks PLLC
Fashion company DNVB, Inc., which does business as Thursday Boot Company, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for trying to steal the domain name thursday.com from its current owner, who registered the domain in 2011. DNVB, Inc. saturated an arbitration panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization with no less than 14 […]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.