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Fabricator.com Subject of UDRP (Updated)

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A UDRP has been filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the Fabricator.com domain name. The UDRP filing can be found on UDRPSearch.com, and it is case #1728625.

The current Whois record for Fabricator.com shows the owner is NameFind, a company that is owned by GoDaddy. Based on a historical Whois record from DomainTools, I believe this domain name was acquired in the major Marchex domain name portfolio acquisition. I am not sure when Marchex acquired this dictionary .com domain name.

At the time of publication, the Fabricator.com landing page has a generic search box with some popular keywords showing. I am not familiar with this type of PPC landing page, as it looks different than others I have seen in the NameFind portfolio. From my perspective, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with the business model of generating revenue from pay per click advertising on a keyword domain name. Fabricator.com is listed for sale on Afternic with a minimum opening offer of $32,500.

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Because the UDRP was filed at the NAF, the complainant is not yet listed in the filing. Since this is a dictionary .com domain name and there are many brands that have “Fabricator” in their business name (and there are also a ton of companies that would say they are fabricators), I couldn’t even venture a guess as to what company or entity filed the UDRP.

This is the second UDRP filing for a NameFind-owned domain name (that I have noticed) in the last couple of weeks. On April 13, I reported the UDRP filing for ThePlayers.com, which was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization.

I don’t see any obvious reason for how a complainant will win this UDRP, but I will be keeping an eye on it as I do with all valuable domain names that are subject of a UDRP.

6.3.17 Update: The panel ruled in favor of the domain owner. The complainant in this UDRP was Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International. Reverse Domain Name Hijacking was not ruled, and it doesn’t look like it was considered.


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Comments (4)

    tommy butler

    Thanks for info Elliot

    This is pure generic domain it should never be hit with UDRP. crazy crazy crazy.

    April 29th, 2017 at 11:31 am

    John

    I wonder what kind of nonsense they may fabricate to try to steal this domain via RDNH.

    April 29th, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Logan

    A quick search of the USPTO.gov website clearly shows a Genovis AB JOINT STOCK COMPANY SWEDEN with a 2009 registered trademark on Fabricator. As we have seen multiple Swedish Complainants lately who for some reason feel entitled to generic English words in the .com, I’m sure it’s just another one of those kinds of UDRP filings…

    April 29th, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Konstantinos Zournas

    The ruling should be guilty of Reverse Domain Name Fabricating!

    May 1st, 2017 at 7:02 pm

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