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Arkansas Company Spills Hot Coffee on Rival’s Domain Name Claims

October 22,,, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Policy & Law, udrpComments Off on Arkansas Company Spills Hot Coffee on Rival’s Domain Name Claims

Respondent in domain dispute successful against rival online coffee retailer.

Coffee SpillAn Arkansas company has successfully defended a domain arbitration case brought against it by a rival online coffee retailer.

Discount Inc. filed an arbitration case against WCM Investments of Arkansas, which operates WCM had registered the domain names,, and to drive traffic to, and argued that WCM was trading on its goodwill by using the allegedly confusingly similar domain names. But it was unable to convince the arbitrator that the domains were registered in bad faith and that the respondent didn’t have rights or legitimate interests in them.

There’s an important lesson here for companies that use a generic domain name: it doesn’t give you rights to all variations of your name. That’s why it’s important to pick up your name in other top level domain names (and variants in .com) if you want to keep the competition from getting them. If only AOL’s understood that.

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