The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled in favor of VeriSign Inc. after the company took legal action against E-Promote for using a similar domain name to host a "link farm."

VeriSign, owners of mobile content providers Jamster and Jamba, filed a complaint on Nov. 22, 2006 against San Francisco-based E-Promote for using the address as a spam page of unrelated links.

After investigating the claim, WIPO stated that the domain administrator "has a history of registering domain names that are confusingly similar to the marks of others, as evidenced by his 400 domain registrations."

WIPO determined that the domain name was registered in bad faith and that it should therefore be transferred to VeriSign.