Nov 22,2018 / News / E-Bulletin

A domain name complaint was filed with WIPO under the UDRP against a third party who had registered and was using the top level domain name capitec.com for pay-per-click advertising with links to unrelated third party web pages.

This matter is important to Capitec Bank Limited established in South Africa in 2001 and named the World’s Best Bank for two consecutive years running. The disputed domain incorporates the Capitec name in its entirety and .com is a primary top-level domain name, integral to Capitec Bank’s online presence and marketing strategy.