The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of MySpace in a cyber-squatting case.

The social networking service originally filed a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and IP authority last December over a disputed domain name,, which it accused of operating illegally with a "confusingly similar" trademark.

The only use of the site, according to a document issued this week by WIPO, was to indicate that its domain name was for sale, most likely targeted at owners of MySpace itself or its competitors. The rogue service also boasted "the price now reaches US$50,000," and provided contact details for its owners, Kingdom of Bahrain-based Bhservcom.

WIPO ruled earlier this month that the domain was registered in
"bad faith"
and ordered that it be transferred to the operators of MySpace.