04 Jun '11, 6am

UDRP Awards Octopus.com to Online Travel Company

Travel company gets a nice domain name upgrade through UDRP in a strange case. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined that the domain name Octopus.com should be transferred to Octopustravel Group Limited. The company’s current web site is OctopusTravel.com. Before you scream about this injustice you should read the facts. In fact, back in March I wrote about this case with the headline “1986 Domain Name Octopus.com Could Be Lost in UDRP “. All of the content on Octopus.com has to do with the sea creature. But all of the ads are for travel. Yes, some of them are Adsense and it may not have been the domain owner’s intention for them to be related to travel. But the AdBrite ad is questionable. And it turns out the owner of the domain has a connection to Octopus Travel. She used to work there. She also used a fake name as the owner of the domain name. ...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/06/03/udrp-awards-octopus-...

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