25 Jul '11, 3pm

What Not To Do with a “Sucks” Domain Name

Here’s a “sucks” UDRP the complainant will easily win. Living Spaces Furniture, LLC recently filed a UDRP against the owner of LivingSpacesSucks.com. Thinking this was perhaps a site created by a disgruntled customer, I typed in the URL and found this: This will be a slam dunk for the furniture company. You can generally own a “sucks” domain name under a couple circumstances: 1. You actually use it to criticize the company 2. You don’t benefit financially from it I’ve seen gripe sites that show ads — that’s a big no-no. But this example is worse. It’s clear that the owner wants to sell the domain name, and they’re even making a not-so-veiled threat that it will be used against the company if the domain is never purchased. This is one of those cases that I don’t blame the complainant for filing a UDRP even if the registrant offers to sell the domain name for less than the c...

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