The UDRP case regarding



TeleSign Corporation, a California Corporation represented by James R. Barlow Coelho of Phillips Law Partners, LLP, California, USA loses UDRP case in its attempt to unfairly grab 7 year old domain name.

National Arbitration Forum Panelists said that "Complainant has engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by initiating this dispute."


Unanimously all of the three panelists agreed that the domain name had neither been registered in bad faith nor was the domain name being used in bad faith.

  The NAF panelists stated : "Complainant has not shown that the disputed domain name was registered and is being used in bad faith. The fact that Complainant’s trademark post-dates Respondent’s registration of the disputed domain name by seven (7) years precludes a finding of bad faith registration.  

TeleSign Corporation had their complaint denied by the National Arbitration Forum. The respondent was represented by Ari Goldberger of

The National Arbitration Forum ruling on the case (TeleSign Corporation, a California Corporation v. Domain Administrator / Vertical Axis Inc.) can be found at Case No.: Number: FA1408001575510


The panelists' concluding paragraphs sums up by saying:

"Complainant has engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by initiating this dispute. Complainant is attempting to deprive Respondent, the registered holder of the <> domain name, of its rights to use the disputed domain name. Complainant knew or should have known that it would be unable to prove at least two of the elements needed to prevail. Thus, the Panel finds that reverse domain name hijacking has occurred."


There are news stories about the domain name UDRP case on "TeleSign Corporation Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking As Wins 11 In Row"

There are numerous sources for "Reverse Domain Name Hijacking".  Amongst these are and (which includes a current list of those found guilty of trying to Reverse Hijack a Domain Name in which they had no legal rights. In other words they tried to bully the rightful owners into relinquishing their property and forcing these innocent parties to spend thousands to defend what they already own). 

See also Does the UDRP do more harm than good? and The UDRP: A Problem at the Core of the Internet


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