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ICP.com UDRP denied but no reverse domain name hijacking

Spanish company that uses ICP.es can’t have ICP.com.

A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP filed against the domain name ICP.com, but the panel did not consider if the complainant was guilty of reverse domain name hijacking.

Información, Control y Planificación, S.A., a diversified company in Spain that uses the domain name ICP.es, filed the claim.

The domain name has been owned by a financial firm and its partners since 2001.

The panel ruled that the complainant did not prove that the respondent lacked rights or legitimate interests in the domain name, nor that it registered and used it in bad faith.

Panelists Clive N.A. Trotman, Edoardo Fano and Bradley A. Slutsky did not discuss whether or not the complainant had engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by filing the case. It seems to me that it would be warranted.

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