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Transfer of Domain Name to Unrelated Third Party

There are two lines of reasoning from U.S. circuit courts on the issue of whether transfer of a domain name to an unrelated third-party or renewal of a registration constitutes a new registration. The resolution is critical to a finding of abusive registration under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). ICANN Panels have settled on […]

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Right or Legitimate Interest in a Domain Name Not Defeated by Refusal to Sell

An abusive registration presupposes either an existing trademark or knowledge of its existence when registering the domain name. If the trademark did not exist before the registration of the domain name or if it did but the respondent had no knowledge of it (which means a more probably than not denial of knowledge) then inferentially […]

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