Panel finds that Belgian gambling company filed case in abuse of policy.
Gambling company Circus Belgium has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Circus.com.
This case certainly caught me by surprise when it was filed in June.
The panel, unsurprisingly, found that the domain name was not registered or used in bad faith.
The majority of the panel found that the case was brought in bad faith. A third panelist determined that it wasn’t RDNH because the complainant was just stupid. OK, so those are my words, not his. He actually wrote, “Having a weak and poorly motivated Complaint, does not in itself constitute evidence the Complainant having acted in bad faith.”
John Berryhill represented the respondent. With Circus.com under his belt, Berryhill now has a place to house the animals he has defended: Elephant.com Pig.com, Elk.com, Ant.com, Squirrels.com.