• 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

    … Fashion retailer Mango, which owns its own dot-brand gTLD, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking after allegedly doctoring evidence in a .uk cybersquatting case. The company, which runs .mango, lost a Nominet Dispute Resolution Service complaint against New Zealand-based domain investor Garth Piesse over mango.co.uk and mango.uk…

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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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