Cybersquatting & Domain Dispute Lawyer Attorney Law Firm - Domain Name Theft versus Cybersquatting

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2012.03.28

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ACPA cybersquatting is different than UDRP cyber squatting. Cyber squatting is different than a stolen domain name. Whatever domain name issue you are facing, you need a Internet law attorney who understands your specific domain name issue.

Nice post, however you have not been into the topic of 3L domain names, I think these are special domain name cases that need special treatments. Since 3L domain names are usually the acronym of many businesses out there, it would be stupid to file a case against the owner of the domain name claiming rights to it.

One comment I liked regarding the topic is "These cases are getting silly now, are no domains safe anymore when companies think of a name, trademark it and think it gives them rights to the domain name too"


Check this case out titled "Francois Carrillo’s ZUT.com hit with UDRP":http://domainnamewire.com/2012/04/01/francois-carrillos-zut-com-hit-with-udrp/

Thanks for all this info

Thank you for providing the above information.

However, would you kindly elaborate why using a proxy service to hide domain registration information (I presume you are referring to "Whois Privacy") is being considered "bad faith"?

Whois Privacy is not prohibited under ICANN policies and is offered by virtually every registrar, and is commonly used by many registrants (private as well as business) for a variety of reasons.

I have a hard time following a "bad faith" argument for using a permissible, readily available, and commonly utilized service.

Hi Brian,

This is a good write and it is interesting reading through. Please I have a question for you.

If I registered Nikee.com as you rightly sited as an example and the name is what I am trading with in my native country, will Nike be able to have a case to pursue? I am assuming I am not doing anything to impersonate Nike in order to benefit from such financially. The domain name is just coincidence. Funny too, people bear "Nike" as a name in my country.

Ed

Very interesting article Brian. I'll be sending people over here who want to learn a little more about domain theft and cybersquatting. You've got all the basics covered pretty well.

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