Geneva
24 August 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Casino in royal domain dispute


Belize-based online casino company Tailby has recovered 78 domain names in a single UDRP dispute.

Tailby claimed that Peter Smith, of the Isle of Man, had filed the 78 domain names in bad faith, all of which feature some form of Tailby’s trademarks for Royal Vegas Casino.

Many of the domains were deliberately misspelled, which sole WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Center panellist William Towns said was evidence of a “pattern of bad faith cybersquatting” and “typosquatting”.

“[Smith] has registered 78 disputed domain names that are confusingly similar to [Tailby’s trademarks], engaging in typosquatting and redirected the disputed domain names to the MarketsWorld website, where binary option trading competitive with online gaming services provided by [Tailby] is offered,” Towns said.

“Further, [Smith] attempted to sell the disputed domain names to [Tailby] for $10,000.”

Towns said that the totality of these actions demonstrated a primary motive to capitalise or otherwise take advantage of Tailby’s trademarks for commercial gain.

All 78 domains were returned to Tailby.

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