Domain was allegedly stolen in 2020.
The general counsel of domain name registrar Epik has helped the previous owner of patterns.com win the domain back through a UDRP.
According to the dispute, Cosmic Patterns Software, Inc. used the domain for its astrological software services for over twenty years. It claims the domain was stolen in November 2020 “via a deception perpetrated on the Complainant’s registrar.”
However, historical Whois records show that the domain was at Network Solutions, not Epik, before the alleged theft. Rob Monster, CEO of Epik, told Domain Name Wire that the Complainant engaged Epik’s DNProtect.com service to regain control of the domain. Epik funded the legal work of the UDRP on a contingency basis.
National Arbitration Forum panelist Dawn Osborne found in favor of Cosmic Patterns Software and ordered the domain transferred.
This story was updated with comments from Epik CEO Rob Monster.