New Verdict: No reverse domain name hijacking in VDG.com case

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    Complainant loses cybersquatting dispute but panel doesn’t find RDNH.

    Van der Graaf Inc. lost a UDRP cybersquatting dispute over the domain name VDG.com, but the panel stopped short of finding the company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking.

    A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that Van der Graaf did not show that the domain was registered and used in bad faith. When it filed the case it believed the domain name transferred owners after the company started using its trade name in 2018. The respondent proved that he registered it in 2017.

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