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Australian server company tries reverse domain name hijacking – Domain Name Wire

WIPO panelist determines that Australian company filed cybersquatting case in dangerous religion.

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An Australian internet hosting and server enterprise has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking.

GSL Networks Pty Ltd. operates a enterprise known as Streamline Servers that gives gaming servers and different internet hosting companies. It filed a UDRP in opposition to the proprietor of StreamlineServers.com.

The domain proprietor registered it in 2004, nicely earlier than the Complainant existed or had any logos for the time period. While the dates that the Complainant acquired rights are in dispute, they’re all after 2004. This means it’s not possible that the domain proprietor registered the domain to cybersquat on the Complainant’s non-existed proper on the time.

World Intellectual Property Organization Panelist Andrew D. S. Lothian wrote:

Bearing all the above in thoughts, the Panel is of the view that the Complainant’s failure, or that of its representatives, to hold out fundamental analysis into the historical past of the disputed domain name earlier than resorting to its Complaint beneath the Policy, along with the representatives’ obvious lack of familiarity with Policy precedent on the related challenge, locations this specific case into RDNH territory. Based on the Respondent’s submissions, the Panel doesn’t doubt that the Respondent has suffered inconvenience and expense, and on this case the Panel determines that the circumstances name for the sanction which is offered to it, when it comes to paragraph 15(e) of the Rules.

The Panel finds that the Complaint was introduced in dangerous religion and constitutes an abuse of the executive continuing.

Dowd & Company represented the Complainant, and Lewis & Lin, LLC represented the domain name proprietor.

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