Media company wins four typo domain names through arbitration.
The New York Times Company has won a National Arbitration Forum case for four domain name typos of its NewYorkTimes.com web address.
The company filed the case in March to get the domain names newyourktimes.com, newyortimes.com, neyyorktimes.com, and newyoktimes.com. Although the domain names showed different owners, a previous case brought by Microsoft against the same person tied the identity of all of the owners together. Microsoft won its case against the same person last year for 48 typo domain names of its Hotmail and MSN properties.
This case appears to be only the second time The New York Times Company has used Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) to obtain a domain name. Its first case was back in 2000, when it fought a company calling itself “New York Internet Services” for a very important domain name: NewYorkTimes.com. It won the case, and the domain now forwards to the company’s main web site NYTimes.com. The company also owns NYT.com, which also forwards to NYTimes.com.