The recent INDRP filed over domain name: Amazon-HR.in seems to be the only way out for the Amazon as Google Chrome warns on visiting the website as “Deceptive site ahead – Attackers on amazon-hr.in may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards).”
The reason for such a screen is that the Website has been set up for phishing purposes, where the website when visited through Firefox browser shows Amazon Logo being used to mislead users / prospective employees by depicting as HR department of Amazon India:
While the next page asks further information. And the website was used in this fashion in 2016 as well, which is revealed at Achives.org. Though WHOIS shows date of Registration of Domain Name as 1 June 2017, but exactly the same form appeared on this website last year as well. Seems the Domain Name was dropped and registered again.
The WHOIS information is also totally misleading which uses the address details of Amazon India only, as follows:
Registrant Organization:AMAZON INDIA
Registrant Street1:Brigade Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram West
Registrant Postal Code:560055
The registered address for Amazon Development Centre Pvt. Ltd is as follows:
8th Floor, 26/1,
Dr. Rajkumar Road,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055
This is a perfect case of a Domain Dispute (INDRP) because the WHOIS details are totally misleading and there is no further information about the website owners, on the basis of which a criminal complaint could have registered by Amazon India. The most Amazon India could have done is emailed at WHOIS ID: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In terms of INDRP Policy, three conditions are to be fulfilled
(i) the Registrant’s domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a name, trademark or service mark in which the Complainant has rights;
Undoubtedly, Amazon TM is protected internationally. In India under various classes including Class 42 both as wordmark and device mark since 2003 and use being shown since 1995:
Though not entered as Well Known Trademark in the Trademark registry website. But it is indeed one of the most famous brands even in India.
(ii) the Registrant has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name;
The Domain Name has been used as phishing domain name, therefore illegitimate purpose is quite visible.
(iii) the Registrant’s domain name has been registered or is being used in bad faith.
Bad Faith is also evident from the malafide intention that the Domain Registrant holds, by providing false WHOIS, illegal use of Amazon Trademark, with a purpose to mislead an Internet User/ Receipt of phishing Email.
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