[gnso-rpm-wg] A Proposal for Smarter Non-Exact Matches

Jonathan Agmon jonathan.agmon at ip-law.legal
Wed May 31 03:33:04 UTC 2017

I think the proposal addendum is very helpful.
Some WIPO’s UDRP cases identify additional typical typo-squatting (See the new WIPO Overview 3.0<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/overview3.0/>) (items 1 and 2 below). Items 3-6 are cases I have come across.
I would therefore suggest that you consider adding a few additional rules to your addendum proposal:

1.       Upper/Lower case substitution (to avoid abuse of the fact that the DNS is case sensitive);

2.       Digit/Letter substitution (for example, a zero for an “o”);

3.       Added-dot typos (for example, www.dom.ain.com<http://www.dom.ain.com>);

4.       For the non-Latin character substitution I would add that it should cover IDN’s homographs substitution (for example in Chinese replacing a full form sign for a simple form sign (it also exists in Hebrew, Greek and some other scripts);

5.       Country codes – such as US, FR, and so forth (these seem to appear in many UDRP cases, and they are easy to identify automatically); and

6.       Hyphen use – such as for example www.dom-ain.com<http://www.dom-ain.com>.

I hope this helps.


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Subject: [gnso-rpm-wg] A Proposal for Smarter Non-Exact Matches


As I've mentioned earlier, I think that a proposal to use non-exact matches other than "mark contained" matches ("dumb matches") makes sense to pursue.  Various types of matches have been discussed; however, there has been no actual proposal for "smarter" matches that can be used by the group.

The attached proposal seek to fill that gap.  It is more in the nature of an addendum to the initial proposal on non-exact matches.  However, it does provide a more formal proposal on the types of non-exact matches to be considered.  The intent is to provide a sufficient framework to discuss these types of non-exact matches and to add these non-exact matches to the proposal.

I hope that this helpful to the work of the group.


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