ANC loses bid to reclaim domain name of their original website

ANC loses bid to reclaim domain name of their original website

The ruling party has lost their bid to have the domain name of their original website returned. The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law has ruled in the against the ANC in it's dispute with Unwembi Communications.

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A recent South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law ruling has seen the ANC losing its bid to have the domain name of its original website returned to them.

The SAIIPL ruled in favor of Unwembi Communications against the ruling party. This stems from a battle over nonpayment of hosting and developmental fees for the website.

The company is suing for R32 million over the payment dispute, while the party attempts to regain control over the 'anc.org.za' domain name.

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In an attempt to combat this, the ANC announced the launch of a new website- www.anc1912.org.za. This is after the website 'anc.org.za' was taken offline by Unwembi Communications.

During the judgement, the adjudicator expressed discontent with both parties behavior. Nevertheless, the ANC's bid to have its domain returned was lacking substantial evidence.

The contractual dispensation between the two is now the subject of High Court proceedings. The adjudicator feels this is unnecessary and felt it unwise to express any opinion on the value of the dispute.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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