Contesting Ownership of ‘kikayexchange.com’

Below is letter I sent to the domain registrar of kikayexchange.com. I do not own that domain. If you go there, you will see a static website that is built to earn from ads from visitors who are looking for http://kikay.exchange.ph but mistakenly go to that domain instead.

Good day,
My name is Gabriel H. Mercado.
I am a Filipino businessman residing in the Philippines.

I am writing you in connection with a domain that has apparently been registered with your service: http://kikayexchange.com.

I am contesting ownership of this domain for the ff. reasons:

  • I own a website called http://kikay.exchange.ph, along with several other websites residing in subdomains of the main domain: exchange.ph (please check other sites at my signature below).
  • Kikay.exchange.ph has been in existence since August 2006. Our first post is linked here.
  • Kikay.exchange.ph, due to its unique url, is often mistakenly referred to as ‘kikayexchange dot com’.

Further to this, I believe that the owner of kikayexchange.com deliberately purchased the domain to earn advertising revenue from people who are mistakenly lead to it. Here are my reasons:

  • Kikay.exchange.ph is a blog that discusses fashion, shopping, beauty and health tips and similar topics. It is meant for a female audience. It regularly receives 700+ hits per day.
  • Kikayexchange.com is a static page containing advertising content that is similarly targeted towards the same audience (pls. see attached).

I hope to bring your attention to this situation. Thank you.
Sincerely, Gabriel H. Mercado

kikayexchangedotcom

Let’s see how this goes.

2 thoughts on “Contesting Ownership of ‘kikayexchange.com’

  1. Various reasons: I didn’t have money at the time, I already owned too many domains, I didn’t think it was necessary, etc.

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