Domain owner shot himself in the foot in UDRP response, so he’s asking a court to let him keep the domain name.
The owner of OpenTime.com, who lost the domain name in a UDRP decision last month, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to retain ownership of the domain name.
If you look at the facts, it may seem surprising that the panel ordered the domain name transferred. After all, registrant Kevin Burns has a trademark in Japan for “Open Time”. The term is also descriptive.
But it seems that Burns or his attorney really upset the panelist by making false or questionable statements, and this played against Burns. For example, the initial response stated that Burns owned the domain since 2000. Click here to continue reading…