30 Apr '11, 1pm

My Commentary on Commentary.com, Which Just Survived a UDRP

Domain owner wins case but panelist’s rationale is troublesome. The owner of the generic domain name Commentary.com has successfully defended his domain name from The American Jewish Committee (AJC) in a UDRP. AJC has operated Commentary Magazine since 1945, thus its interest in the domain name. The owner of Commentary.com registered it all the way back in 1997. He immediately started using the site to publish executive summaries of Chinese commentaries in English. After a few years he suspended this activity due to lack of subscriptions, and used the domain name off an on through the years for various purposes. But now it’s just a holding page. AJC has offered to purchase the domain name on two occasions, both times rebuffed because the owner said he planned to use the domain name again shortly for a new project. Given these circumstances it’s no surprise that AJC lost. B...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/04/30/my-commentary-on-com...

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