Financial firm blasted for frivilous cybersquatting dispute.
A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist has determined that De Lage Landen International B.V. attempted reverse domain name hijacking by filing a cybersquatting dispute against DLL.com. The company uses the domain name DLLgroup.com.
DLL.com is owned by a New York man who registered it in 1995.
The complainant anonymously contacted the owner to inquire about buying the domain name. The owner responded with a $100 million request, which he said he commonly requests to deter frivolous inquiries.
WIPO Panelist Nick Gardner found that the owner had legitimate interests in the domain name because he used it for a book company as an abbreviation for “Defining Literacy Levels”. Proof of this use is in Archive.org’s Wayback Machine. Click here to continue reading…