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Re: new.net: yet another dns namespace overlay play
William Allen Simpson <email@example.com> writes: > Patrick Greenwell wrote: > > > > On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Paul A Vixie wrote: > > > ICANN's prospective failure is evidently in the mind of the beholder. > > > > Besides producing a UDRP that allows trademark interests to convienently > > reverse-hijack domains > > Awhile back, somebody made a similar accusation. So, I spent the > better part of a weekend reviewing a selection of UDRP decisions. > Quite frankly, I didn't find a single one that seemed badly reasoned. > > Could someone point to a "reverse-hijacked" domain decision? Assuming that I'm correctly understanding what is meant by "reverse-hijacked", the most notorious case I'm aware of is "walmartsucks.com". This domain was taken from an owner serving up criticism of Wal-Mart, and given to Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart apparently claimed that this domain name was so similar to their actual trademark, customers could be confused into visiting the wrong site, and ICANN somehow agreed. I don't know where the official ICANN ruling is on this, but I recall seeing it discussed in a number of places at the time. Let me know if you can't find a reference, and I'll see if I can dig one up. -----ScottG.