Another crazy domain name dispute.
A company has filed for arbitration on the domain name Project.me at World Intellectual Property Organization.
Confused? So was I. Claiming rights to the term “Project” seems like a stretch.
I did a little research and here’s what I’ve come up with. All searches for the complainant, project.me GmbH, lead to a software company at Projectme.eu. I emailed the current domain registrant to see what’s going on. As he explained it, Project.me contacted him to try to buy the domain. They couldn’t agree on the price, so Project.me (the company) filed the UDRP.
It’s a very long shot that they’d prevail in this case. It would take some luck getting an arbitrator who’s asleep at the wheel. The bad will may be harder to swallow; Project.me is active in the social networking scene.
Project.me did not respond to a request for comment.