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: D2018-1207
Represented by: Abecassis Foad
A Delaware-based video company specializing in crypto-currency educational programs was found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by a single-member panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The WIPO ruling was handed up July 30, 2018. The Dover, Delaware company, Crypto World Journal, stated it held a trademark right for the domain name cwj.com, […]Read More...
Case Number: D2018-1112
Represented by: Novagraaf Nederland B.V.
A Netherlands-based fertilizer company, Ferm-O-Feed B.V., has been found guilty of attempted RDNH after a three-member panel denied the company’s UDRP complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization. Ferm-O-Feed had been trying to gain control of the domain, fertiplus.com. In issuing its ruling on July 30, 2018, the WIPO panel alluded to an attempt to […]Read More...
Case Number: D2018-0883
Represented by: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
A Maryland roofing contractor, RoofPro, LLC, operating from the domain, marylandroofers.com, has been found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, after filing a UDRP complaint to acquire the domain roofpro.com. RoofPro was represented by Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, while the respondent domain owner, Blue Nova Inc., was represented by ESQwire.com Law Firm. The roofing […]Read More...
Case Number: D2018-0981
Represented by: Assaf Cohen Sidon
Israel-based Compare Ninja Ltd., which operates ticket-compare.com, a site that lets users compare and buy tickets to sporting events and concerts, has been found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking after attempted to gain control of the domain ticketcompare.com. The firm, represented by Assaf Cohen Sidon, attempted to argue it held trademarks that gave it […]Read More...
Case Number: D2018-0535
Represented by: Arochi & Lindner
A Mexican holdings company, Proeza, S.A., has been found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in its attempt use the UDRP process to acquire the domain proeza.com. While the company does hold several trademarks in Mexico for the term, “proeza”, the domain owner responded by observing the company does business in the name of […]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.