BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boca Raton based man launches HallofShame.com. An information based website that spotlights companies found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: When a person or company tries to STEAL a domain name from the rightful owner by claiming trademark infringement and bad faith among other fabrications in order to get a governing panel to award them the domain name for FREE.
“Today is the day we begin the end of this disgusting practice. Since there is no legal or criminal penalty, these companies now put at risk their brands and entire online/offline reputations”
The website www.hallofshame.com will shine a bright light on those companies found guilty of trying to hijack more than a domain name, but somebody’s business or dream. “Today is the day we begin the end of this disgusting practice. Since there is no legal or criminal penalty, these companies now put at risk their brands and entire online/offline reputations,” said Rick Schwartz owner of the website and leading the charge against those trying to steal domains and the lawyers that represent them. Until now Rick had been skewering these folks at Ricksblog.com after a Brazilian company was found guilty of trying to Reverse Hijack one of his domains, SaveMe.com, in March of 2012.
“With our traffic base and the help of many other folks that own a domain name, tens of thousands of visitors or more per month come to the website and when they get there they might be surprised what lengths some companies will go not to pay fair market value for the domain name they want, is already owned by somebody else and resort to abusing the process in an effort to hijack or steal what is not theirs. To finally be able to fight back is a great feeling and shows what the power of a single domain name can be,” Mr. Schwartz went onto say.
Just this year alone Procter and Gamble and Jaguar/Landrover have both been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking by the governing body. Not only guilty, but with harsh language from the panels themselves. So no company big or small can get away with this any longer. The price to be paid when found guilty might be priceless.
HallofShame.com was registered in 1997 by Mr. Schwartz and September 3rd 2013 was the first day it was online as an independent site. The site has the wide support of the Domain Name Industry in which Mr. Schwartz plays a prominent role. Visit HallofShame.com for more information.
Rick Schwartz, 561-206-2201