Sharman Networks has won a domain-name dispute over its controversial Kazaa P2P file-sharing service.

Sharman Networks has won a domain-name dispute over its controversial Kazaa P2P file-sharing service.

The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled that two domains registered in Woodinville, Wash., were used to attract users by "creating a likelihood of confusion" with the Kazaa brand. The domain names in question were kazaa-gold.com and kazaagold.com.

Sharman License Holdings filed the case with WIPO on May 29.

WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center ordered that the domain names be transferred to the complainant.

The Australian Federal Court recently scheduled a Nov. 29 hearing over Sharman's affairs.