03 Mar '17, 4pm

Wow: WIPO panelist lets “misconceived” complainant off the hook https://t.co/MYNPoQhudw

WIPOs panelists are going soft on obvious cases of reverse domain name hijacking. I’ve written about a few UDRP cases this week in which panelists let the complainants off the hook for reverse domain name hijacking. A decision out today for CQC.com is the worst example yet. Clasen Quality Chocolate, Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin filed a UDRP against the three letter domain name. The domain name is owned by internet service provider Earthlink. Earthlink got the domain name through an acquisition LINC Internet Holdings, which had previously acquired a company called ComQuest. The chocolate company reached out to Earthlink about buying the domain name. Earthlink’s counsel verified that the company didn’t have anything connected to the domain anymore and said the company would consider offers. He noted that the company has not sold any domain for less than $100,000. Clasen submit...

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