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Jun/04

Domain Name Proxy Service Not Inherently Evil


Although Registrant of domain name did lose this UDRP as he was found to have acted in bad faith (having been a former customer of complainant), the decision is noteworthy as it finds that registrant’s use of proxy service to keep contact info private, in and of itself is not evidence of bad faith, given that there are good faith reasons for wanting to keep one’s whois data private.  The panel appears to give weight to what I am told by complainant’s counsel is the erroneous fact that registrant’s true identity was easily ascertainable.

CyBerCorp Holding v. Allman, (NAF May 14, 2004)

See also  Porsche v. Domains By Proxy (WIPO May 2003) (Proxy service shares mal fides of respondent).

 

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