Monday, November 13, 2006

WWF Fails to Wrestle Domain Name From Holder


The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has failed in its attempt to gain control of the domain name The name was used until recently as a web forum concerned with professional wrestling.

The domain name arbitration panel of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) ruled against WWF and in favour of the name's current owner, Gregory Ricks of Texas. Ricks bought the domain name in 2003 and for a period used it as the location for a forum discussing wrestling matches put on by the World Wrestling Federation.

WWF had previously won a major court victory over rights to use the initials WWF. The High Court in England ordered the Federation to cancel or change any domain names which used the initials WWF.

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