UDRP provider blasts complainant and issues finding of RDNH.
One of the smaller and lesser known UDRP providers has issued a finding of reverse domain name hijacking against a complainant.
Streetwave Pte Ltd has just filed for trademarks in a number of countries, but the domain owner registered the domain name way back in 2000.
The panel found that the domain could not have been registered in bad faith. Furthermore:
The Panel notes as set out above, that Complainant has not provided any evidence of bad faith registration or bad faith use of the Disputed Domain Name. The purpose of the Policy is to deter cybersquatting which necessarily features bad faith registration and use. In these circumstances the Panel finds there was no grounds or justification for the Complainant to bring this Complaint and thus the Complaint amounts to a case of reverse domain name hijacking.
Domain name attorney Mike Rodenbaugh was one of the panelists on the case.