Maharishi lost this domain name to RDNH


As of 01/07/2021 Legal battles are often unpredictable. How much you may hunch on a side, you can never be so sure. But it can surely be termed peculiar when even the ‘Maharishi’ lose. Such has been the case with US based The Maharishi Foundation, as reported by ArchyWorldys. The Maharishi Foundation owns the brand ‘TM‘. Along with the domain name MaharishiFoundation.org...

.org adopts URS

As of 07/01/2021 You must have heard of UDRP, right? UDRP or the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy is the go-to dispute resolution procedure concerning domain names. However this is not the only way Trademark owners can secure their name from the hands of cybersquatters. URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System)  is another method to safeguard trademarks.  Similar to UDRP if a...

Almost Half of .UK Domain Disputes in 2019 Decided In Favour Of The Complainant


Nominet, the registry for .uk domains released, the yearly report on domain disputes it handled in 2019. It introduced its Dispute Resolution System back in 2001 for this purpose. eBay and Gumtree, Pierre Balmain SA, the Taunton Angling Association, and Groupon make up some of the most noteworthy cases of the year. Now, let’s look at some stats: 0.007% of the total .uk domains i.e. 801 disputed...

How ICANN can easily prevent RDNH


RDNH or Reverse Domain Name Hijacking when the owner of a trademark tries to secure a domain name by claiming a “cybersquatting” case against the owner of the domain. This usually happens when the owner of the domain is a smaller firm or an individual. Paragraph 15(e) of the UDRP Rules defines reverse domain name hijacking as the filing of a complaint in bad faith, resulting in the abuse of the...

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