Domain name disputes
In the boundary-less, 24/7 world of the internet, domain names have become valuable commodities.
We are experts in dealing with disputes as to:
- Cybersquatting – the most common form of dispute involving the registrant having registered a name, or names, in bad faith to gain some commercial advantage;
- Concurrent rights – who has the ‘right’ to have the domain name registered. There is often pressure to be the first to register a domain name. Sometimes this can involve what is called Reverse Domain Name Hijacking where companies with trade marks have tried to bully legitimate registrants out of attractive domain names; &
- Gripe sites – where a web domain is created with the sole intention to ‘bad-mouth’ a business or person.