I presume someone registered a domain on behalf of the owner of the domain and put it under their own name? Or they registered a domain which included someone else's trademark? (ie nikeshoes.co.nz)
Repercussions? Normally the domain gets changed into the real owners account and it is made public (decisions are on the DNC website). The person who registered it in bad faith gets a bad name for doing so.
Thank you I am in the middle of the process at the moment so I am quite up to date with the DNC website, the website doesn't really give much insight into bad faith registration primarily because it is such a arbitary ruling.
Has anyone had any experience of the DNC process be it as a complainant or as a responder?
As you can see on the DNC Website 99% of the time the person who has complained wins and the person who registered the domain under their own name did wrong.
Registering Domain names with other peoples licenced/trademark names is a common problem.
Maybe you want to give your side of the story and people can comment and give you ideas. (I presume someone has gone to the DNC regarding a domain you have registered). Without knowing details no one can even guess on how to respond or even if you will win/lose.
btw: I've worked at ISP's/Registrars for 20+ years and delt with domain names from when registering a domain name process was to email one of the staff @ Waikato university so I have a little idea about them :-)