No-brainer case reveals purchase price of Lotto.com.
A German lottery operator has failed to take the domain name Lotto.com from another lottery operator through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Bremer Toto und Lotto GmbH filed the dispute in October. Even without reviewing the case details, it was obvious that this case was dead on arrival.
The Complainant argued that Cavour Ltd. might use the domain name for an illegal lottery in Germany. But it failed to make even a prima facie case that Cavour (Lottoland), a lottery company, lacked rights or interests in the domain. It also failed to prove that the domain was registered in bad faith.
For some reason, the World Intellectual Property Organization panel failed to consider if this is was case of reverse domain name hijacking.
The UDRP response disclosed a major domain name sale. Cavour revealed that it purchased the domain for $2.68 million.