Google gets back Googblog.com domain (from an Indian)

Google has won back the Googblog.com domain name from an Indian national, Herit Shah.

Google filed a case few months back and WIPO has instructed Herit Shah (who registered the domain, googblog from GoDaddy in Sep 2008) to return back the domain to Google.

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Google’s claim:

  • The Complainant has used the name “GOOG” as a NASDAQ financial stock ticker since 2004.
  • The Respondent registered the disputed domain name on September 25, 2008.
  • Pre-Complaint correspondence between the parties failed to resolve the dispute.
  • The Complainant petitions the Panel to issue a decision that the disputed domain name be transferred from the Respondent to the Complainant.

Herit Shah’s reply:

“I was in a bad faith that i can legally keep the domain googblog.com but when i kept myself in the place of google i understood i really did very unfair to google. since two weeks i have been trying to delete the domain googblog.com, but i am unable to because godaddy has put my domain on hold, on your consent godaddy may delete the domain or unhold it. I sincerely apologise to Google for infringement, misuse of their intellectual property (GOOGBLOG.COM).” – source

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