Owner of Aida.me registered domain name for his daughter.Cruiseline AIDA Cruises has lost a UDRP it filed against the domain name Aida.me. It turns out the owner of the domain name registered it for his two year old daughter, Aida.
The owner provided a copy of his daughter’s birth certificate as proof. He also pointed out that he registered domain names for his other three children.
On the surface, this seems like a case that could have been easily prevented had the cruise line merely reached out to the domain owner and asked him what his intentions were with the domain name. But I’m willing to cut AIDA some slack given that the whois record is protected by privacy, which would have made it harder to reach the domain owner. Although there’s a unique Network Solutions privacy email address, these whois privacy addresses don’t always get forwarded correctly.
Interestingly, even your child’s name might be available at a price. Aida.me is listed for sale on Sedo for 4,999 EUR, although it’s possible that a previous owner listed it. [Update: as Acro points out in the comments, it was listed for sale by a previous owner.]