Complainant probably didn’t exist when domain name was registered.
A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP attempt on the three letter domain name WUP.com.
The complaint was filed by Wengenroth & Partner, an German SEO and online marketing firm. It appears the company didn’t even exist when the respondent register the domain name in 2008.
The single member panel found that the complainant did not prove a lack of rights or legitimate interests, nor did it prove the domain name was registered in bad faith.
It’s worth noting that the complainant uses wengenroth-und-partner.de as its website, not even WUP.de.
The panel didn’t consider the issue of reverse domain name hijacking. I suspect the respondent didn’t ask for it (he was self-represented), but the panelist still should have considered it.