Ryanair Complaint Site Gets To Keep Domain
from the good-for-them dept
We mentioned recently just how random the process is by which panels determine if you need to give up the domain name you own to some big company -- and it gets even more confusing when you get to complaint sites or "sucks sites." Sometimes a court will rule that it's clearly not domain squatting or trademark infringement to put up a complaint site using the name of whoever or whatever you're complaining about. But, not always. Just last year, someone was forced to hand over AirFranceSucks.com to Air France after an arbitration panel worried that people might not know what "sucks" means, and would therefore assume that AirFranceSucks.com was actually endorsed by the airline (no, seriously). With that kind of ruling, you would think that a more generic name like RyanairCampaign.org would also lose in one of these battles, but randomness strikes again. A panel is letting the owner of the site keep it running as a site critical of the airline Ryanair, noting that he's not doing anything in "bad faith" against the airline.