Company loses a UDRP for the third time in just 6 tries.
Online shoe retailer ShoeBuy.com might need to re-read the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy.
This latest loss comes courtesy of typosquatting recovery firm CitizenHawk, which helped ShoeBuy.com go after ShowBuy.com.
Yes, w is right next to e on the keyboard. But a UDRP panel determined that ShowBuy.com, made up of two common dictionary words, is not confusingly similar to ShoeBuy.com.
To be fair to CitizenHawk, this is the first ShoeBuy.com loss that it was involved with. CitizenHawk won three previous cases for ShoeBuy.com-related domain names. The two prior losses were on the hands of large law firms.
[The original version of this article stated that ShoeBuy had three wins and four losses. One of the cases I read as a loss was actually when ShoeBuy was the respondent in the case and won. So it’s record as complainant is actually 3-of-6.]