Time to go ask for forgiveness.
A non-profit called Bible Study Fellowship based in San Antonio has lost a UDRP to get the domain name BSF.org. Maybe it didn’t pray hard enough, but now it will probably need to ask for forgiveness for some sins, too.
In this case the panel declined to find reverse domain name hijacking, but also wrote:
In the case at hand, the Panel finds that Complainant’s allegations have not been substantiated by relevant evidence and also the rationale in the Complaint has been developed with tenuous logic and supported by very little citation. Also, the lack of explanation on the generation of the web page displaying Bible links is not suggestive of a good faith behavior of Complainant.
So what was Bible Study Fellowship’s chief sin? It went to the parked page at BSF.org and proceeded to type in search terms related to bible study. It then captured screenshots and said the parked page was showing ads related to its supposed mark. It didn’t mention to the panel how it manufactured the bible related screenshots. Seems like a shady trick that the big guy upstairs wouldn’t approve of.
Ironically, the domain name is owned by Kevin Ham’s company. Ham is a devout Christian. Surely a nicer approach could have worked.
Jackson Walker, LLP respresented the complainant. Ari Goldberger represented Vertical Axis.