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Online retailer eBay has filed the second largest ever cybersquatting infringement complaint at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Documents filed at the WIPO administered Arbitration and Mediation Center has identified 1,153 domain names that eBay said were registered in bad faith.
The domains all include the word ‘ebay’ with three numbers preceding either the.net or .com suffix.
According to domain name database Whois, the domains were registered by a user in Shijiazhuang, China operating under the company name Hangzhou Aiming Network. The domains were registered on August 4, 2014.
Writing on its official Twitter account, WIPO said that it was the “second largest cybersquatting” case that had been filed with it.
Brand owner targets 1,153 domain names in second largest #WIPO #UDRP #cybersquatting case – http://t.co/855m85VEhG— WIPO (@WIPO) November 18, 2014
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