• UK cybersquatting cases flat, transfers down

    … The number of cybersquatting cases involving .uk domains was basically flat in 2015, while the number of domains that were transferred was down. That’s according to Nominet’s wrap-up of last year’s complaints passing through its Dispute Resolution Service. There were 728 DRS complaints in 2015, the registry said, compared to 726 in the year…

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  • Dot-brand gTLD guilty of domain name hijacking

    …. It’s only the sixth RDNH finding in 13 years of DRS history. Mango tried to buy the domain using a pseudonym and, when Piesse asked for “six figures”, filed the DRS instead. Piesse claimed in what appears to have been a well-argued defense that the person attempting to buy the domain on Mango’s behalf did not identify Mango as the would…

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  • Former pop star is .uk’s 10,000th cybersquatting case

    … 12-year-old Dispute Resolution Service. Merrygold does not have a trademark covering his name, but the DRS panelist found that he had rights anyway, due to his relative fame and numerous TV appearances. O’Brien registered the name in 2008, along with the names of Merrygold’s band-mates, after JLS appeared in the final of TV talent show The X…

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