No one has ultimately prevailed after filing a UDRP against Name Administration.
Before you filed a UDRP, you’d think you’d google the domain name’s owner to learn more.
Yet time after time I see people file long shot UDRP complaints against Frank Schilling’s Name Administration.
Today’s winner is the company that filed against Klipz.com.
Since the case was filed at National Arbitration Forum, we don’t yet know who the complainant is.
There’s one registered trademark filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Klipz”. That trademark was filed in 2010 on an intent-to-use basis. Yet Name Administration has owned the domain name Klipz.com for a long time. The oldest whois record at DomainTools shows he has owned it since at least 2006. The domain was last registered in 2004.
I don’t know for sure if the owner of the U.S. trademark is the filer, so I’ll leave their name out if it…for now.
But let me help others who might be thinking of filing a UDRP against Name Administration:
I get it. You really want that domain, and Name Administration doesn’t let its names go for cheap. But filing a UDRP is just wasting your money and time.
If Name Administration somehow let a bona fide trademark name through, it will quickly hand the domain over upon your request. So if it hasn’t done that, you probably don’t have much of a case. In fact, 30 of the 31 complaints ever filed against Name Administration have lost. And do you know what happened to that 1 out of 31? They found themselves fighting a lawsuit in Grand Cayman.
The price of the domain will surely go up after you lose.
The message is this: filing a UDRP against Name Administration won’t work. It’s a waste of time.