Gus Hansen wins domain name dispute

Gus Hansen wins domain name dispute

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Last week we brought you the news that someone on Twitter was claiming to be Patrik Antonius. It seemed extremely unlikely given the Finn’s very private nature and so it proved. Antonius has no Twitter account and someone was making some very real mischief.

Now it’s Gus Hansen’s turn to tangle with the cyber squatters. The Dane has just won a legal battle at the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Switzerland against Yevgen Kudashov who had registered the domain name The adjudication panel ruled that Mr Kudashov had tried to fool the public into believing he was in fact Gus Hansen, that he had registered the name in bad faith and that he had no legitimate interests in using the domain name.

Speaking on behalf of the three-times WPT champion, counsel Prudence Malinki said “We are very pleased that Safenames was able to win this dispute for Mr. Hansen.

I believe that that this ruling will pave the way for other famous individuals and celebrities to recover domain names registered to third parties who are profiting from registering domains that contain their famous personal names."


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