Company wins case against spoofer.
It’s pretty easy to spoof someone else in a whois record, and a recent UDRP is a case in point.
Officially, Google Inc. prevailed over Google Inc. in a UDRP for the domain GoogleDNSService.com.
When you first look at the whois record for this domain you might assume it’s owned by Google:
The name, phone, and address are all those of Google. But you’ll notice that the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, differs from Google’s email address for whois records, email@example.com.
The nameservers were set to ns1.googlednsservice.com to further trick people.
The domain was registered on February 7 and Google quickly filed the UDRP on March 5 to quell any user confusion.
This isn’t the first time a company beat “itself” in a UDRP under similar circumstances; see Microsoft Corporation vs. Microsoft Corporation for the domain microsoftetest.com.