Panel Finds Bigot Domain Can Stay Where It Is

from the bigots-and-porn dept

It seems that the domain speculators who bought the site and turned it into a porn site were hauled before a WIPO panel for apparently confusing people with Venezuelan company C A Cigarrera Bigott Sucesores. The panel is letting the speculators keep the bigot name after pointing out it was unlikely they were trying to profit off of the Bigott company name, but more likely trying to target English-speaking people who would associate (for whatever reason) the word “bigot” with “porn”. The article also has a good discussion for the three tests that must be passed in these domain name disputes.

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