Domain owner used the domain for a business.
Apparel company Aether, LLC has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Aether.com.
The company that owns Aether.com used to offer a product at the domain name. The product is no longer offered and the domain forwards to a page with information about a software update for the product.
A three person panel found that the domain owner had rights or legitimate interests in the domain and did not register it in bad faith. This should have been obvious to the complainant.
The domain owner claimed that Aether LLC filed its complaint after failing to purchase the domain name. The panel found that the complaint was brought in bad faith.
Aether LLC was represented by the law firm Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin.