DiamondTrust.com was hit with a UDRP just after selling on NameJet.
A domain name investor has successfully defended the domain name DiamondTrust.com in a UDRP filed just after he won the domain name on NameJet.
James Kim of South Korea won an auction for DiamondTrust.com for $1,319 at NameJet in October last year. Diamond Trust Consultancy (UK) Limited filed a UDRP against the domain name the following month.
Kim said that he registered the domain name for its descriptive value and was unaware of the complainant. He pointed out that he owns a number of other domain names with “diamond” or “trust” in them. DiamondTrust.com had just expired after being owned by the same registrant for 17 years, and Kim noted that the complainant could have also participated in the auction.
A three-member panel agreed with Kim and provided some good material for similar UDRPs in the future. Click to continue reading…