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  • Frank Schilling defends URS against reserved .sexy domain name

    1. BY - May 26, 2014
    2. Policy & Law
    3. 2 Comments

    Uniform Rapid Sexy.

    When Frank Schilling released his first handful of new top level domain names he also held back tens of thousands of second level domain names for himself. These were registered in the name of North Sound Names.

    Since the domains aren’t just held back as premiums for registration but are actually registered, they are subject to URS proceedings.

    Schilling has successfully defended the first such proceeding against one of his domains, a URS for Finn.sexy.

    The complainant, Finn.no AS of Oslo, Norway, has trademarks for FINN. However, the panel wasn’t persuaded that the domain was registered for any reason other than its generic nature.

    You can read the decision here.

2 Comments
  • Are you saying that when domain name is reserved but actually registered by registry, UDRP (gTLD) or URS (nTLD) apply? So hypothetically for example MY.BIZ (http://who.is/whois/my.biz) can be hit by UDRP?

  • John Berryhill says:

    May 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I gather by your use of “the first such proceeding” that I should be prepared for a whole new bag of tomfoolery on the weekly wagon from the asylum of insane claims.

    As optimistic as I’d prefer to be, everybody’s gonna probably want a dance with the new face on the block, if you know what I mean. It’s no good pimping yourself out as a “brand specialist” without giving this on a whirl.

    Give the URS a comparative read with the UDRP sometime.

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