Thursday, September 22, 2016


The Complainant, Indeed, Inc. and Indeed Canada Corp, own the INDEED family of trademarks (one was registered as early as 2010) in association with computer services. The Domain Name was registered on February 15, 2016, and the Registrant did not respond to the Complaint.

The Complainant alleges that the Registrant was sending unsolicited emails to internet users from the email address and fraudulently misrepresenting that the Registrant was an employee of Indeed and requesting that the recipient provide personal and confidential business information. The web site used to forward users to Complainant’s authorized site, and later resolved to a sign in page featuring the complainant’s INDEED marks and prompted users to enter an email address and password.

The Panel summarized its findings, as follows: “This is clearly a situation of typosquatting which the Panel defined as an attempt to benefit from the typographical error of the internet user based on confusion over the actual domain name. An alternative form of typosquatting is benefiting from internet traffic based on common misspellings or mistyping of the names of high traffic websites. Bad faith was established from actual conduct of the Registrant in attempting to confuse the public into believing the Registrant or someone using the domain as an email address was actually sending mail from the Complainants web domain.”

You can read the decision here.

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