Domainer Loses LH.com to Airline Giant Lufthansa

By on April 28, 2008

Some disturbing news hitting home today. The premium generic domain name “LH.com” has been ordered to be transfered to airline giant Lufthansa.

Elliot Silver reminds us that this case is far from over as Future Media Architects has filed a preemptive lawsuit against Lufthansa in case they lost the domain name via UDRP.

Via OKOK.com: LH.com Lost in UDRP Decision

A scandalous decision has once again been reached by the so called wipo arbitration panel.

The name is currently still owned by ‘elequa’. Well known in the domain industry and owns a vast portfolio of short acronym domains. Including ‘i.net’ !

A gem dating back to 1995. It is Lufthansa who have effectively hijacked this name now. Reverse hijacking (or daylight robbery) is on the increase as firms desperate to own a unique short web address try and take via court action from legitimate owners.

More information can be found at the Official UDRP Decision and this NamePros discussion.

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