One reverse domain name hijacking finding was not enough for this entrepreneur.
Oh, dear. Say it ain’t so.
An entrepreneur who was found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain Spase.com earlier this year is trying again.
Spase, Inc., which runs a business as Spase.io, just filed a UDRP against the domain at National Arbitration Forum.
The company’s founder, Sahil Gupta, filed a previous case against domain owner Mrs Jello LLC at World Intellectual Property Organization. It was an easy case for the panel because Mrs Jello LLC acquired the domain in 2005, well before Gupta started his business in 2019.
UDRP panels frown upon people refiling cases unless new information comes to light that could not have been known when the original case was filed. Gupta argues that new information about Spase.com has come to light: that popular security software flags Spase.com as a dangerous site.
Gupta filed a complaint with Enom that resulted in the DNS for the domain being suspended.
It appears that the domain has been parked at ParkingSpa.com the entire time. Internet security software sometimes flags parked pages as malicious.
Of course, even if Mrs Jello were distributing malware on the domain, it wouldn’t change the crux of the case.
Regrettably, it does not seem that Gupta hired an attorney to refile the case. I think this was a risky move.