Reverse domain name hijacking in HUG.com case

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    Hospital organization tried to reverse hijack valuable domain names, panel says.

    Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, a group of hospitals in Geneva, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain names Hug.com, hug.net and hug.org.

    The hospital organization filed a UDRP against the owner of the domain names after it failed to negotiate an acceptable offer to purchase the domains, specifically hug.org.

    The owner of the domain names paid $403,585 for hug.com, $6,490 for hug.net and $10,200 hug.org with an eye toward running a business on the domains. He created a business entity in California, but the business failed and he subsequently dissolved the business.

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