Informational sites related to domain name disputes.
Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre
Hong Kong-based dispute resolution institute offers a procedural guide for claims filed by trademark owners. Includes an index of decisions made in each of its three branches.
German radio station sues for journalist's .org domain.
Large-Scale Registration of Domains with Typographical Errors
A case study documenting over 5000 registrations by notorious cybersquatter John Zuccarini. Most are typographic variations on well-known names, most provide sexually-explicit content and popups, and some are variants on sites typically used by children.
NAF Decision: Referee Enterprises Inc vs. Planet Ref. Inc
Text of decision to transfer eReferee.com, .org, and .net from Planet Ref, Inc. to Referee magazine.
National Arbitration Forum: Domain Dispute
Instructions on filing complaints or responses, details of specific dispute resolution services, and an archive of past decisions.
Nissan Motor vs. Nissan Computer
nissan.com and nissan.net domain dispute between Nissan Motor and Nissan Computer
World Domain Rights
Information about Leonardo and etoy disputes, links to resources to fight unfriendly take-overs.
World Intellectual Piracy Organization
ICANN and WIPO - Important Warning
Slashdot: AOL Threatens Peng, Demands Domain Handover
News of America Online demanding the pengaol.org domain name and reader comments. (October 12, 2002)
In Fights Over .Com Names, Trademark Owners Usually Win
Researchers analyzing an arbitration system set up to resolve disputes over Internet addresses have found that decisions made through the system have substantially broadened the rights of trademark holders in cyberspace. [NY Times] (June 24, 2002)
Register: Kevin Spacey Loses Pivotal Cybersquatting Court Case
"Movie actor Kevin Spacey has lost a landmark court battle over ownership of www.kevinspacey.com." By Kieren McCarthy. (November 26, 2001)
Register: Reuters Cybersquats on Man's Domain
Article about Reuters' refusal to relinquish reters.com to Mr. Stanley Reters. By Kieren McCarthy. (September 21, 2001)
CNet: Judge approves domain name penalty on eReferee
In one of the broadest crackdowns ever issued against a domain name holder, a federal judge orders eReferee.com to stop using the word referee in all of its domain names. By Lisa M. Bowman. (February 16, 2001)
Register: Choc giant heavies 'kinder' charity
Ferrero wants to protect its brand in cyberspace, as Austrian kids' charity kinder.at recently discovered. Concerned that the organisation has taken the little-known German word kinder (children) as its domain name, Ferrero has run whining to WIPO. By Lester Haines. (December 27, 2000)