Etsy Upset About “Sucks” Domains
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Company files complaint over EtsySucks.com and four other domains.
[Update: Etsy won the case.] Arts marketplace Etsy.com has filed a complaint with National Arbitration Forum over EtsySucks.com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info.
The domain names appear to be owned by the former editor of the now defunct “Unofficial Etsy News Blog”.
Etsy has received its fair share of criticism from current and former users, so it’s no surprise that these domain names exist.
Freedom of speech? It’s true that someone could register EtsySucks.com and write about their dissatisfaction with the site. But the domain names are merely parked, which isn’t good proof that they were registered in good faith.
Unless there’s something non-obvious here, you can expect the arbitration panel to award Etsy the domain names.