Domain Name Disputes

/Domain Name Disputes

Domain names are entwined with your brand, business and trademark. It is essential for your business that you have the domain name relevant to you. We successfully resolve domain name disputes and cybersquatting all over the world.

We can help you with the best approach to get the domain name you want. We draft and lay complaints against abusive registrations. We can defend you from someone who is demanding you transfer a domain to them. We can also help you sell or lease a domain with the necessary Transfer and Lease Agreements, as well as providing and advising on escrow services.

There is quite a lot of law that relates to domain names and it has become a specialist area. We have extensive expertise and practical experience with domain names. We have been involved in many domain name disputes over many years.  It is one of our focus areas.

Our latest Insights into Domain Names appear below.

Possible approaches to resolving domain disputes

When resolving domain disputes, there are various different approaches or courses of action that you can follow in an attempt to get the registrant of a domain name to transfer it to you. Each one has its own cost implications. [...]

By | February 26th, 2014|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , , |

Reducing legal costs in cases of Domain Squatting

When it comes to domain squatting, there are various different approaches or courses of action that you can follow in an attempt to get the registrant of a domain name to transfer it to you. Each one has its own [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , , , |

Estimated costs of resolving domain disputes

The costs of resolving domain name disputes vary greatly. The costs are made up of costs or expenses that are payable to third parties and our fees. Our fees are provided on the basis that we have given you an [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , , |

Information relevant to a .za Domain Dispute

People often contact us saying they want a specific <.za> domain name. We have set out what we consider to be the best approach in these matters (based on our previous experience) in an article entitled I want that domain [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: |

Information relevant to top level domain disputes

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) performs the administrative functions relating to generic top level domain (gTLD) names. Generic top level domain disputes are determined by the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Rules for Uniform [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: |

Outsource your domain name dispute to South Africa

Why don't you outsource your domain name dispute to South Africa? There are two things you should do when it comes to allocating legal work most effectively. The first is that of decomposing legal work and the second is the [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , |

SAIIPL decision: Abusive registrations and trade marks

In a recent decision by the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), the domain name <absapremiership.co.za> (domain name) was transferred to ABSA Bank Limited (ABSA).  ABSA is the registered holder of the trade mark "ABSA" and has also [...]

By | November 24th, 2009|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , |

Information relevant to .uk domain disputes

Nominet UK is the organization that administers the <.uk> domain name registry and is also the <.uk> dispute resolution service provider. <.uk> domain name disputes are determined under the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) arbitration procedure. Nominet UK has developed the [...]

By | November 6th, 2009|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , , |

Is your domain name being registered in China?

Perhaps you have also received the email, or perhaps you will. It is an email from the "department of registration service in China", along the lines of: "... We formally received an application on [date]. One company "[name of the [...]

By | November 6th, 2009|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , , |