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Reverse Domain Name Hijacking versus Cybersquatting – Which is worse?

A UDRP should be responded to, or risk losing the domain.

A UDRP decides on the outcome of a domain dispute.

The use of outlandish claims and unjustified arguments against domain investors by corporations intending to steal domains via a UDRP, often results in a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH).

These UDRP decisions are often cited for their ultimate “gift” to the domain investing community, and Rick Schwartz maintains a list of such decisions on HallOfShame.com.

There is, however, the inverse sentiment: When a domain registration is the clear result of cybersquatting, the act of registering one’s famous trademark or brand for direct or indirect profit.

Such decisions appear not to receive enough attention by domainers, even in cases such as this one, or the infamous Yoyo Email Ltd. en masse registrations of trademarks.

Domainers need to be aware of the existence of cybersquatting and to condemn it, as much as they condemn attempts by companies to engage in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.

Which act is more despicable and brazen?

  • Reverse Domain Name Hijacking - Those corporate lawyers should know better! (24%, 12 Votes)
  • Cybersquatting - Those domain investors must get a clue finally! (22%, 11 Votes)
  • Both - They are equally disgusting and should be outed! (55%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

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2 Responses to “Reverse Domain Name Hijacking versus Cybersquatting – Which is worse?”
  1. Kconan says:

    Not even close. Cybersquatting isn’t stealing like reverse domain hacking.

  2. DomainGang says:

    Kconan – So if you register e.g. MicrosoftExcel.XYZ it’s not stealing a company’s intellectual property?

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