Insurance company Allianz tries reverse domain name hijacking a domain name

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    World Intellectual Property Organization panelists have harsh words for insurance giant.

    Insurance giant Allianz has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name AGCS.com.

    The company formed a business called Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in 2006 and, at some point, started referring to this group at AGCS. It subsequently used agcs.allianz.com for the business and registered myagcs.com in 2013.

    The domain owner acquired the domain name in 2010 due to its value as a four letter domain.

    The panel determined that Allianz’s evidence did not show any use of the acronym prior to 2017. Apparently, much of its evidence supported how Allianz (not AGCS) is a well-known brand.

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