One passenger (Robert Tyler) who disliked Ryanair immensely set up ihateryanair.co.uk in February 2007. The site has acted as a place for passengers to share horror stories. In January 2010, Mr Tyler began accepting ads on the site which earnt him 365 pounds.
Ryanair then took Mr Tyler to a domain name tribunal complaining “that the site took unfair advantage of the Ryanair name for commercial gain.” The adjudicator agreed saying: “It cannot be fair to take advantage of the reputation attached to another party’s trade mark in this manner, whether it be good or bad.” and has demanded that the doman naem “ihateryanair.co.uk” be handed over to the airline.
Mr Tyler has simply moved the content to http://www.ihateryanair.org! Check out these other anti Ryanair websites
- Ryanair be fair (employee complaints).
How an airline with four websites against them can continue to survive and grow makes you wonder! Cheap fares win every time it seems.