UDRP With 1,000+ Domain Names is a Milestone for WIPO
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UDRP With 1,000+ Domain Names is a Milestone for WIPO

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The World Intellectual Property Organization reported that it received its 30,000th UDRP filing yesterday, and it is a fairly interesting UDRP given the sheer number of domain names that are a part of it. Apparently, Ebay was the company that filed this milestone UDRP, and the case involves well over 1,000 domain names (there were 1,153 domain names in total included in this filing).

The first ten domain names included in this UDRP filing offer a good look at the types of domain names that were the subject of the filing:

  • ebay000.com
  • ebay001.net
  • ebay002.com
  • ebay002.net
  • ebay003.com
  • ebay003.net
  • ebay005.net
  • ebay006.com
  • ebay006.net
  • ebay008.net

I randomly checked several of the domain names included in the UDRP, and they appear to be registered using the same privacy service based in China. Because of the privacy protection, the registrant information is not public. The random check of the domain names shows that they appear to have been registered around August of this year, although I did not check more than a handful of these domain names.

30,000 is quite a lot of UDRP cases, especially given the fact that many filings have more than one domain name. In my opinion, Ebay will most likely win this UDRP and take possession of the domain names. The big question is will they continue to keep these domain names registered at a cost of nearly $7,500 annually, or will they let them expire. The trouble with situations like these is that there is an exponential number of domain names that can be created like this. I suppose that shows why a UDRP proceeding benefits a trademark holder like Ebay.


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Comments (4)

    Acro

    Counterfeit paradise China + numeric mania = Sweeping UDRP.

    November 18th, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Ron

    A Milestone? really something to be proud of…

    How long will ebay keep renewing these, they will let them drop, then some guy from India with a fake name will register them back, and spam North America for the next 364 days.

    November 18th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Acro

      They don’t have to assume control of the domains, they can request a cancellation.

      In reply to Ron | November 18th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Ron

      Yes, and they go right back into the general pool.

      In reply to Acro | November 18th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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