UDRP Filed on MusicMaker.com, a 1996 Registration
I was looking through the recent UDRP filings at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and I saw that a UDRP was filed on MusicMaker.com. The case is WIPO Case D2015-1216, and the complainant is listed as MAGIX Software GmbH.
Whois records show that MusicMaker.com has a registration date of November 11, 1996. The current registrant of MusicMaker.com is listed as The Music Connection with a Virgina address. I did a historical Whois search using DomainTools, and the earliest Whois record the company has for this domain name is November of 2000, and the registrant is the same company that owns it today. I presume this company was also the registrant prior to 2000, but DomainTools doesn’t have archived records prior to this 2000 record.
At the time of publication, MusicMaker.com resolves to a default Network Solutions landing page for me.
It looks like the complainant has a music software product called Music Maker, and the company uses Music-Maker.com for its website. Interestingly, Music-Maker.com has a registration date of June 25, 1996. It would seem that the hyphenated domain name was created prior to the non-hyphenated version that is subject to the UDRP. A Whois history search shows that MAGIX was the registrant of Music-Maker.com many years ago. The oldest record archived by DomainTools is from 2001, and I would presume the company owned this domain name was the registrant prior to that.
I am very interested to read the details of this UDRP filing. I am curious why the complainant waited so long to file the UDRP. Perhaps that information will be revealed in the UDRP decision.
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