Group wins 3 letter domain name when owner doesn’t respond.
National Motor Club of America, Inc. is the proud new owner of the three letter domain name NMC.com, which it won in a UDRP decision handed down by National Arbitration Forum.
The owner of the domain name has used whois privacy at Network Solutions for many years. They didn’t respond the the complaint, and my guess is they didn’t even receive it.
Typically a panel will consider handing over a three letter domain name if it is parked and displays ads related to the company filing the complaint. But in this case the domain name doesn’t even resolve. There’s absolutely no proof (at least written in the panelist’s decision) that the respondent registered the domain name to target National Motor Club.
Still, panelist Terry F. Peppard writes:
Respondent’s disputed domain name does not resolve to an active website. Respondent did not submit a Response to the Complaint filed in this proceeding. This combination of circumstances justifies the conclusion that Respondent registered and is using the disputed nmc.com domain name in bad faith…
This is a prime example of hitting the UDRP jackpot.