Another xHamster Cybersquatter Taken Down; More Cases Filed

Another xHamster Cybersquatter Taken Down; More Cases Filed
Rhett Pardon

BOSTON — An arbitrator has ruled for the operators of adult tube site xHamster.com, handing over to the company the xHamsterPorn.net domain name in a cybersquatting claim.

The holder of the domain name xHamsterPorn.net registered the site in December 2015 and offered adult tube site fare, along with popup malware advertising propositions.

The site’s operator registered the site using private registration and did not respond to claims in the case.

After looking at the facts, arbitrator David Sorkin ruled for xHamster.com’s parent company, Hammy Media Ltd., finding the disputed domain name was confusingly similar to xHamster.com’s trademark, that the respondent had no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the disputed domain name, and that the domain name was registered and is being used in bad faith.

“The panel finds that complainants have sustained their burden of proving that respondent lacks rights or legitimate interests in respect of the disputed domain name,” said Sorkin in his order to transfer the site to Hammy Media.

For xHamster.com’s operators, the xHamsterPorn.net domain name is just one of the many websites that have been identified as cybersquatters.

Hammy Media has five more UDRP cases it has asked arbitrators to decide. It has filed cybersquatting claims against the operators of porn sites xHamster.one, xHamsterHQ.com, xHamsterMania.com, xHamster-Deutsch.com and xHamster-Deutsch.com. Those cases are pending.

Through the past few years, Hammy Media has been victorious over other domains, as well, including xHamster9.com, xHampster.com and xHamsterDeutsch.biz
xHamsterDeutsch.net. Each of them were transferred to Hammy Media.

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