28 Mar '14, 2pm

Fortune 1000 company loses 2 URS cases

Heartland Payment Systems loses claims to “Heartland” domain names. So far the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy for new top level domain names appears to be working. URS was designed to be a faster and cheaper version of UDRP for slam dunk cases of cybersquatting. Since UDRP was meant to be for clear-cut cases as well, the burden of proof is very high in URS cases. Richard Branson was the first to lose a case , for Branson.guru. Now Heartland Payment Systems, Inc, which describes itself as a Fortune 1000 company that handles $80 billion worth of payments per year, has lost two cases. It filed URS cases against Heartland.ventures and Heartland.holdings . Much like the word “Branson”, “Heartland” can refer to much more than the payments company. Short of a smoking gun, such as the domain owner trying to sell the domain to the complainant or putting up parking links rela...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/03/28/fortune-1000-company...

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