Panelist gets decision correct but doesn’t consider reverse domain name hijacking.
A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has denied New Canaan, Connecticut-based Bankwell Financial Group in its cybersquatting complaint against Bankwell.com.
However, panelist Peter Dernbach did not consider if Bankwell engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by bringing the case. He probably should have.
The same owner has had the domain name since he registered it in 2003. Bankwell wasn’t formed until 2013 when three Connecticut banks merged.
The domain name registrant added whois privacy this year, and Bankwell pounced. It argued: Click here to continue reading…