Domain Name Wire

Domain Name Wire

  • Pinterest files its first UDRP

    1. BY - Mar 25, 2013
    2. Policy & Law
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    Company targets, and I bet it will be filing a lot more domain disputes soon.

    [Update: the domain owner gave the domain to Pinterest.] pinterestImage-based social networking service Pinterest has filed its first domain name dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

    The case was filed against the domain, which was registered in May 2011 by someone in Los Angeles. As of right now the domain resolves to a Go Daddy holding page.

    I suspect this case is just the tip of the iceberg. Pinterest, which uses the domain for its web site, does not own any of the other major extensions:

    * was registered in October 2010 and is registered to someone in China

    * was registered February 2011 and is registered to someone in China

    * was registered in May 2011 and has a proxy whois record

    Pinterest hasn’t even gone after the high traffic typo yet.

    Expect it to get serious about domain name management and soon.

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