MediaSet.com can remain with domain registrant.
In April I wrote about how a court had apparently ruled that Italy’s largest broadcaster, MediaSet, had rights to the domain name MediaSet.com. MediaSet is controlled by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
MediaSet had lost a UDRP for the domain name back in February. That case was defended by ESQwire.com. But then MediaSet got a court in Rome to order the domain transferred to MediaSet.
The latest decision is a bit complex, and given that it’s in Italian I’m going to leave it at this: the owner of MediaSet.com is free to retain the domain and use it outside of Italy.
MediaSet could have avoided this whole mess had it merely remembered to renew its domain. It already won MediaSet.com in a previous UDRP case back in 2008, but then failed to renew it, resulting in losing the domain.