Tinder has swiped 15 domain names from cybersquatters following a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center ruling.
The decision was made earlier this month and concerned 15 domain names that included the Tinder trademark coupled with variations of ‘datecheck’ ‘matchcheck’ and ‘background’. The domains were spread between three registrants.
The disputed domain names <tinder-background.com>, <tinderbgcheck.com>, <tinder-checking.com>, <tinder-checks.com>, <tinder-datecheck.com>, <tinderdatechecker.com>, <tinderdatechecking.com>, <tinderdatechecks.com>, <tinderdatecode.com>, <tindermatchchecks.com>, <tindermatchchk.com>, <tinder-vcode.com>, <tinderverification.com> are registered with Dynadot, LLC.
The disputed domain name <tindersafe.site> is registered with NameCheap, Inc.
The disputed domain name <tinderverifications.com> is registered with eNom, Inc.
Sole panelist Peter Michaelson said that the registrants had “no rights or legitimate interest in any of the disputed domain names”.
“Specifically, as each of the names contains the mark in its entirety, the [registrants]clearly intended to and did misappropriate the Tinder mark to deceive internet users into drawing an improper association between the [registrants]and Tinder.”
Michaelson ordered all of the domain names to be transferred to Tinder.
You can read the entire decision here