Generic domain name to be transferred as result of arbitration decision.
Is the term “payback” generic?
Of course it is. It has many potential uses.
Still, a World Intellectual Property Forum panelist has awarded the Spanish ccTLD Payback.es to Germany’s Payback GmbH.
The complainant offered to buy the domain name from the domain owner for a nominal sum, after which the owner said the complainant needed to make a “serious” offer.
The respondent didn’t respond to the UDRP case, but did respond to the complainant’s earlier requests to sell the domain name. And why should a domain owner need to figure out what a .es UDRP case is and how to respond when the term at issue is generic?