UDRP panel is unbiased, finds in favor of domain name owner.
The owner of Unbiased.co.uk has failed to win rights to the Unbiased.com domain name in a UDRP.
Unbiased.co.uk helps people find financial advisers, mortgage brokers, solicitors and accountants. The company filed its cybersquatting claim on the basis of a trademark for unbiased.co.uk.
While panelists Neil Brown, Henrik af Ursin and Paul M. DeCicco found against Unbiased.co.uk in the case, they declined to find the company to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking.
The big strike against the domain name owner was that links on the parked domain name relate to finding financial advisers. The panel determined that, despite these links, it is mostly likely that the domain name was acquired because of the domain’s value as a generic domain name.
If it weren’t for the financial links, it wouldn’t surprise me if the panel agreed that this was a case of reverse domain name hijacking.
Ari Goldberger of ESQwire represented the respondent.