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Attempt of reverse domain hijacking

reverse domain hijack fail by Márcio Mello ChavesSome hours ago I read a topic in AllThings.TV with the title Márcio Mello Chaves is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing and I am Going to Make him and Saveme.com.br Famous.
Those last 2 years I read more and more each day about such cases so to be honest it didnt surprise me at first sight.

Reading further into the post I realized that owners of SaveMe.com.br(obviously coming from Brazil) and their lawyer Márcio Mello Chaves are after Rick Schwartz’s domain SaveMe.com in what it seems a last resort to take over this domain without paying money that owner is asking. SaveMe.com(now forwaded to Rick Schwartz related blog post) has been registered for the last 16 years while the .com.br version has been live from 2010 without any live TM running.

As it seems lawyer Márcio Mello Chaves that represents SaveMe.com.br has tried in the past(around September of 2011) buying the domain from Rick offering up to $50K(starting offer was $1K) with no luck, later on March 14, 2012 Chaves filled a WIPO Action case in a desperate move to grab the .com version of their domain from Rick Schwartz!!!!

To be honest it would make more sense if Rick, as the owner of the .com version, filled a case with WIPO for SaveMe.com.br since its more than obvious that he has more rights than Márcio Mello Chaves clients have.
Apart from all this Márcio Mello Chaves managed to get Rick angry and determined to make him as the core example of Reverse Domain Hijacking(RDH) for everyone else that wants to follow brazilian lawyer track.
Rick’s first move was to make everything related to this case public to anyone so that all his visitors will learn about it and try to stand up in case they get hit by same scam tactics.

Rick’s ability to express himself in written speech is more than obvious so I m not going to write anymore about it, just visit his latest blog post called: Márcio Mello Chaves is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing and I am Going to Make him and Saveme.com.br Famous and read for yourself and when your done share the link to others.


ps: I just googled for “reverse domain hijacking” in Google images and saw in the first 20 results the image of notorious “Márcio Mello Chaves”.

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