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Ryanair loses website battle

Ryanair has lost its battle to win control of an Internet domain name from a disgruntled former customer. Michael Coulston of London set up a Web site critical of Ryanair’s business practices in July.

The Irish carrier complained to the World Intellectual Property Organization that the domain name infringed on its trademarks and should therefore be transferred into Ryanair’s possession.

The WIPO panel found no evidence that Coulston use the domain name in bad faith.