Domain Name Registrations

Domain Name Registrations

There are various domain name registration issues which can arise from abusive or unethical practices.

Abusive domain name registration occurs for instance, when a competitor registers a domain name that makes it impossible for you to get the domain name that matches your brand or company name.

If someone thus hinders a company with the name VIC to registering with the intention to hinder company VIC from having the name, then abusive domain name registration has taken place.

It should be noted that a ruling will not automatically be made in favour of the complainant as each case is assessed on the merits. If the name was not registered with the aim of hindering a company with that brand name to take the domain, the ruling may be in favour of the respondent.

Contact Details for Smit & Van Wyk:

+27 (0) 12 349 7800

+27 (0) 86 619 0493


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Quintin Brand Street
Persequor Technopark
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South Africa

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