• 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

    … Nominet has processed its 10,000th cybersquatting dispute, according to the company. Conveniently for the .uk registry’s public relations department, the complainant in the case was Aston Merrygold, a well-known former member of the pop group JLS. He won astonmerrygold.co.uk, which was registered to London-based Martyn O’Brien, using Nominet’s…

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