Thursday, July 4, 2013


The Complainant is William KO of Burnaby, British Columbia and the Registrant is Warren Glenn of Toronto, Ontario. The Registrant did not file a response to the Complaint that was made on May 1, 2013. The Complainant did not assert any trade-mark rights in and to the Domain Name. The Complaint as drafted stated that the Registrant’s Domain Name expired and the Complainant alleges it subsequently acquired the rights to the Domain when it “paid for and registered” the Domain Name. Adding to the confusion was the fact that the Registrant likely renewed its Domain Name during the grace-period that followed the expiry of the Domain. The Panelist rightly held that this case was not properly suited for the policy as the Complaint was not an instance of cyber-squatting involving the misappropriation of trade-mark rights.

You can read the decision here.

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