By using a simple of piece of computer code it is possible to
redirect visitors from one website to another.
This tool is called a '301 redirect' and can be used by
a business when it changes the domain name under which it operates
its website. By implementing a '301 redirect', the business
avoids the need to completely rebuild its website under a new
domain name. A very handy tool, indeed!
Unfortunately, this tool can also be used for the allegedly
legitimate purpose of search engine optimisation
(SEO) when a third party who, having registered
the name of a well-known brand or company as a domain name, diverts
traffic from that domain name to its own website.
This was precisely the scenario encountered by James &
Wells's client, Zespri, when it discovered in August last year
a Wellington-based employment services company had registered
zesprired.com and was using a '301 redirect' to divert
internet visitors from zesprired.com to a page on its own
In December James & Wells filed a complaint on behalf of
Zespri with the World Intellectual Property Office
(WIPO) to recover the domain name. In his decision
of 22 February this year, the WIPO-appointed panelist was
unequivocal in finding that the Wellington company had no
legitimate rights or interest in the domain name and that its
registration for SEO purposes was in bad faith. The panellist
therefore ordered the domain name registration be transferred to
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