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: D2017-1680
Represented by: Phillips Ryther & Winchester
A Miami, Florida-based digital marketing firm, DealerX Partners, which specializes in targeted automotive sales, has been found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The company had attempted to grab three domains, including conquestautomotive.com, conquest.email and conquest.marketing. The company had claimed it owned a series of trademarks containing term, […]Read More...
Case Number: D2017-1964
Represented by: House counsel
An intellectual property firm operating from the Channel Islands, CPA Global Limited, was found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by a panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The three-member WIPO panel handed up its ruling December 26, 2017, proving a late holiday gift to the respondent, Kobre and Kim LLP, of New York, […]Read More...
Case Number: D2017-2008
Represented by: Marion le Marchand Avocat
The French online retailer, Modz, has been found guilty of attempted Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, after attempting gain control of the domain modz.com. While the domain name matches a trademark owned by the Arnas, France-based retail company, the respondent, represented by John Berryhill, made note of the fact the term “modz” is a variation of […]Read More...
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...
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.