Panel orders transfer of domain name used for attempted cyber fraud

International

A WIPO panel has ordered the transfer of a domain name under the UDRP because, although the domain name had never been used for an active website, it had been used to send fraudulent emails in an attempted cyber fraud. The case shows that brand owners should consider defensively registering obvious variations of their brands to keep them from falling into the wrong hands and being used to commit what could be a very serious cybercrime.

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