WordPress Foundation files cybersquatting complaints…and wins.
WordPress Foundation appears to be more aggressively going after people that use WordPress in their domain names.
The group has won six cybersquatting complaints in the past month.
In all cases, it seems that WordPress was going after operating websites using the WordPress name in their second level domain name. None of the domain name owners responded to the complaints, and it appears WordPress first sent a demand letter to the owners before filing the cybersquatting complaints.
In one case, the owner of the domain names asked for $10,000 to transfer the names.
It probably doesn’t make sense to challenge WordPress over this, as the owner of TheWordPressHelpers.com discovered last year.
Here are the domain names WordPress has recovered:
- WordPress-Toronto.com and WordPressSupport.com