You are visiting a website that once sold replica Tiffany jewelry, such as replica Tiffany earrings and replica necklaces.
It came to Tiffany's attention that this site was infringing upon its world-famous trademarks, as well as violating the agreement between registrants and registrars under ICANN. As a result, Tiffany entered into a UDRP proceeding, and Tiffany took control of the domain.
The UDRP has been established and enforced by ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and it is a process for the resolution of disputes regarding the registration of Internet domain names.
When a person chooses and registers a domain name, that person, or the "registrant," has to “represent and warrant” that, among other things, registering the name will not "infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party.” The registrant therefore agrees to participate in an arbitration-like proceeding in the event that any third party asserts such a claim.
A complainant in a UDRP proceeding must establish three things:
The domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the complainant has rights;
The registrant does not have any rights or legitimate interests in the domain name; and
The registrant registered the domain name and is using it in "bad faith."
These three elements have been established with regard to the website formerly hosted here and the Tiffany replicas it was selling, and Tiffany now has control of this domain.