Vivendi Universal filed a complaint to seize the domain VivendiUniversalSucks.com from Jay David Sallen for being "confusingly similar" to their trademark.

On 7 November 2001, WIPO decided 2-1 to transfer the domain to Vivendi Universal.

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WIPO Decision: Vivendi Universal v. J.D. Sallen
Text of 2-1 WIPO decision to transfer vivendiuniversalsucks.com from J.D. Sallen to Vivendi Universal.
Domain Arbitrators Favor Big Companies
"A guy registered the domain VivendiUniversalSucks.com, and Vivendi Universal brought it up with an arbitration panel saying they deserved the rights to the name. The arbitration panel sided with the big company, for reasons that still don't make much sense." News and discussion forum. [Techdirt] (December 04, 2001)
"Sucks" Domain Name Must Be Awarded to Company, WIPO Panel Says
News of the decision and a reply by J.D. Sallen. [Politech] (November 17, 2001)
UDRP Ruling in Vivendiuniversalsucks.com Dispute
"Although, as its (for now) owner, it is my speech rights that are being squashed, I got a good laugh out of the decision. Have they no shame?" News and discussion forum. [ICANNWatch] (November 17, 2001)
WIPO Awards 'Sucks' Domain to Vivendi
"It's so unjust as to be farcical. When the domain name holder makes a sarcastic comment that he wasn't making any money off the domain, the esteemed Panel takes that as evidence that he wants to sell the domain." Editorial and discussion forum. [Slashdot] (November 17, 2001)
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