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Groupon Gets Irish Domain Name Groupon.ie

Groupon can move from CityDeal.ie to Groupon.ie.

Groupon.ieGroup buying site Groupon has had some difficulty getting country code domains for “Groupon”, but it just picked up one through arbitration: Groupon.ie.

.ie is the country code domain name for Ireland.

The domain name should be transferred to Groupon within 21 days unless the domain’s current owner Digitalworx Limited files a lawsuit.

Without the Groupon.ie domain name the company has been forced to use CityDeal.ie instead.

This appears to be the first time that Groupon has used domain name arbitration to get a domain name. It filed the case with World Intellectual Property Organization.

Country code domain names such as .ie are typically handled under a variant of the popular Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).

One notable difference between the .IE Dispute Resolution Policy (ieDRP) and UDRP is that a domain name merely has to be used in bad faith in the former — not necessarily registered in bad faith. Still, that may not have mattered in the case of Groupon.ie.

Groupon.ie currently hosts a parked page of ads.

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