Soccer’s governing body gets FIFA.net to use along with its FIFA.com domain name.
A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has awarded soccer’s (sorry, football) governing body the domain name FIFA.net.
Fédération Internationale de Football Association, aka FIFA, filed a cybersquatting complaint against Winsum Wong of China.
Wong did not appear to be using the FIFA.net domain name.
While it’s possible that someone can own FIFA.net and not be cybersquatting, two things helped the panel award the domain name to the soccer group. First, Wong didn’t reply to the complaint. Second, he has been on the losing end in prior cybersquatting claims including obvious cases such as stationscasinos.com, homedepote.com and homededot.com.
Barring a lawsuit, the domain name will be transferred to FIFA within a couple weeks.
FIFA’s main website is at FIFA.com.