Panel orders 608.com transferred back to its previous owner.
An Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) panel has ordered the domain name 608.com be returned to its previous owner, who said the domain name was stolen from him.
In the dispute, Complainant Chiu Tsen Hu said he purchased the domain name at Sedo in 2006 for $6,009. He has used it in various ways since then, including to promote his domain names for sale. He alleged that the domain name was stolen from his eNom account in February 2015 and transferred to GoDaddy.
The new whois record for the domain name was just slightly modified from the original, including an apparent unit in the same complex in which the complainant lives. The complainant said that unit does not exist.
The panelist was a bit torn about if UDRP was the correct mechanism to return the domain name. Although this is a case of theft, the panelist determined that, should the complainant prove all three elements of the UDRP, then the domain name should be transferred.