03 Jan '12, 6pm

Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan can keep its domain

Local hotel can keep its domain name — which may seem trivial given the day-to-day challenges of operating a business in Kabul. Looking for a weekend getaway to Kabul, Afghanistan? Perhaps you’d like to stay at the Intercontinental Kabul, given Intercontinental’s international reputation. But the hotel in Kabul hasn’t been licensed by Intercontinental since Russia invaded Afghanistan in 1979. That made for a rather interesting domain name dispute brought by Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation against the Kabul hotel’s web design company over the domain name IntercontinentalKabul.com. Ultimately, panelist Tony Willoughby was not swayed by the hotel chain’s complaint and expressed frustration at the litany of cases cited by its lawyers. Willoughby said many of the cases have nothing in common with the current case: If a sense of irritation has crept into the Panel’s languag...

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