Whoever dropped the ball on renewing this domain really screwed up.
Grammy-nominated Tejano/Norteño musical group Intocable has lost a cybersquatting complaint it filed to recover the domain name Intocable.com. It filed the case after it neglected to renew the domain.
The music group filed a UDRP against the previous owner of the domain in 2015. It settled the dispute with that owner and acquired the domain name.
But then it didn’t renew the domain name, and Intocable claims this was through no fault of its own. (That’s always an odd claim, isn’t it? Whose fault is it that the domain expired?)
So the domain went to NameJet, and domain investment company Paytotake LLC picked it up. Intocable subsequently filed a UDRP against Paytotake.
Paytotake claimed that it is a domain investor that buys generic domains. Intocable means “untouchable” in Spanish.
A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that Intocable failed to show that Paytotake registered the domain name in bad faith. It was a nuanced discussion, ultimately hinging on the fact that intocable is a common dictionary word in Spanish and Paytotake swore that it wasn’t familiar with the band.