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: D2016-1620
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...
Case Number: D2016-1420
Represented by: Represented internally
GWG Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWGH), which owns GWG Life, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking by a panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The company filed a complaint July 12, 2016, in an attempt to grab the domain, gwg.com, which is owned by Jeff Burgar of High Prairie, Alberta, Canada. The three-member […]Read More...
Case Number: D2016-1709
Represented by: Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal
Centroamerica Comercial, Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable (CAMCO), of El Salvador, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking in their attempt to grab the generic name, DollarCity.com, by the a panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The respondent in the case is a long-time domain investor, Mike Mann. CAMCO was represented by the […]Read More...
Case Number: D2016-1175
Represented by: Enrique Antonio Delgado of Carravilla, Spain
Whispering Smith Ltd., of Manchester, United Kingdom, was found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in their effort to acquire the domain, bravesoul.com. Bravesoul.com is privacy protected. The domain owner was represented by Muscovitch Law, PC, of Canada. Whispering Smith Ltd. was represented in their reverse domain hijacking attempt by Enrique Antonio Delgado, an attorney […]Read More...
Case Number: D2016-1306
Represented by: Morton & Associates LLP, New York
Bigfoot Ventures LLC of New York was found guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Bigfoot had sought to obtain the domain, slized.com. Bigfoot Ventures, the convicted Reverse Domain Hijacker, was represented in their attempted hijacking by Morton & Associates, LLP, which has offices in New York City.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.