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Microsoft wins IDN case

Kevin Murphy, March 18, 2010, 14:46:40 (UTC), Domain Policy

Microsoft has won a UDRP dispute over, an IDN typo of its search engine brand.
The domain shows up as bı when run through a Punycode translator, virtually indistinguishable from Microsoft’s trademark.
In what appears to be an open-and-shut case, National Arbitration Forum panelist Louis Condon found that the domain was registered in bad faith and transferred it to Microsoft.
The domain was registered on May 27, 2009, the day before Microsoft officially unveiled Bing (the news had already been leaked) and immediately parked.
The original registrant, Jason Harrington of Pennsylvania, did not respond to the UDRP complaint.

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