Case filed with World Intellectual Property Organization against Photo.com.
The domain name Photo.com has been hit with a UDRP filing at World Intellectual Property Organization.
According to a 2010 story at TheDomains, Moniker brokered the sale of this domain name back then for $1.25 million.
The complainant is Fotocom Société Anonyme. I’m having trouble due to the language barrier, but it’s possible that this group is associated with the domain name Foto.com. Foto.com is owned by a company called Fotocom.
If this is the case, then this may be one of most blatant cases of reverse domain name hijacking…ever. It’s certainly one of the most valuable domain names to ever be hit with a UDRP complaint.
Interestingly, at one point in 2011 there was a copyright notice on Photo.com stating it was owned by “Photocom”, so there’s a possibility of some sort of connection.