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: D2017-2095
Represented by: Dr. Meyer-Dulheuer & Partners LLP
An upstart German tech company, Airtango AG, seeking to gain a foothold in the digital content and streaming market, has been found guilty of attempted reverse domain name hijacking by a single member panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Airtango had attempted to gain control of the domain airtango.com. The panelist, Tony Willoughby, made […]Read More...
Case Number: D2017-1351
Represented by: Jalife Caballero & Asociados
A Mexican dairy company that tried to acquire a domain from Apple, Inc. has been found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by a three-member panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Comercializadora de Lacteos y Derivados, of Durango, Mexico, had sought transfer of the domain lala.com. The case presented the panel a unique ownership […]Read More...
Case Number: D2017-1293
Represented by: CREA Avvocati Associati
While not rising to the level of Shakespearean spat, a finding of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking has been leveled against a large Italian baked goods company, after that firm attempted to acquire the domain name colussi.com in a UDRP filing against a cousin of the chairman of the board. The civil dispute originated in Milan, […]Read More...
Case Number: D2017-1182
Represented by: Kennedy Van der Laan
A Dutch software company specializing in business telephone services, J.D.M. Software B.V., has been found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by a majority ruling of a three-member panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The company, represented by Kennedy Van der Laan, had tried to gain control of the domain jdm.com, owned by Robert Mauro […]Read More...
Case Number: D2017-0756
Represented by: Heidi Howard Tandy
Brand Development Corporation, of Miami, Florida, has been found guilty of attempted reverse domain name hijacking for its attempt to acquire the domains dermarose.com, dermarose.net, dermarose.org and dermarose.info, from Zora Hajali, of Delaware. Brand Development Corp. holds a trademark for “dermarose”, but the trademark was acquired about three years after the domains were first registered. […]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.