Barcelona.com was registered in 1996 by a husband and wife for a portal site for information about Barcelona. Contrary to its own guidelines for judging disputes, on 4 August 2000, the WIPO decided to transfer Barcelona.com to the city of Barcelona.
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4th Circuit Court Decision: Barcelona.com v. Excelentisimo
Decision overturning a lower court upholding an ICANN UDRP decision to transfer barcelona.com to the City of Barcelona. The court ruled that it would not grant ICANN UDRP decisions any deference. [Adobe Acrobat format] [PDF]
WIPO Decision: Excelentisimo Ayuntamiento de Barcelona v. Barcelona.com Inc.
Text of decision to transfer Barcelona.com from Barcelona.com Inc. to Excelentisimo Ayuntamiento de Barcelona by panelist Marino Porzio.
Court Rules Against Barcelona.com
"A Spanish travel site is considering an appeal against a US court's decision to strip it of its domain name." By Tim Richardson. [Register] (May 03, 2002)
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