Company files federal lawsuit following reverse domain name hijacking.
UDRP panels cannot levy a financial penalty on companies that file reverse domain name hijacking cases. But U.S. courts can.
Telepathy Inc., a domain name investment company led by Nat Cohen, has filed a federal lawsuit (pdf) against Corporacion Empresarial Altra S.L. after the latter was found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) against Telepathy’s AirZone.com.
The suit asks for a number of findings against the Spanish HVAC company, including a finding of reverse domain name hijacking. It is asking for more than $100,000.
This is a smart move by Telepathy. The company faces a lot of frivolous UDRP complaints every year, and they cost a lot of money to defend. Telepathy has recovered money from some of these cases by filing lawsuits. It should also dissuade future UDRPs against Telepathy’s domains.