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Tucows Wins Another UDRP, What Was Greenberg Traurig Thinking?

June 13, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, greenberg traurig, netidentiy, Policy & Law, Tucows, udrpComments Off on Tucows Wins Another UDRP, What Was Greenberg Traurig Thinking?

Lawyer makes some really bad accusations.

Tucows has won another domain name that is part of its “Personal Names Service”.

Tucows acquired the domain name when it bought Mailbank (NetIdentity) in 2006. NetIdentity registered the domain name in 1996.

The case was filed by Herbst Gaming, LLC with the help of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Greenberg Traurig is no stranger to UDRP filings, having represented over 400 UDRP cases.

This makes the arguments presented in the case very puzzling.

First of all, anyone experienced with UDRP and Tucows’ Personal Names portfolio knows the company won’t give up a fight on them. Tucows has only lost 3 UDRP cases and has “won” each case after appealing to the courts.

Second, check out this accusation from the Greenberg Traurig attorney:

The domain name was first registered in February 1997 by Melbourne IT, a company that is widely known for its cybersquatting activities. Melbourne IT owned the domain name until sometime in 2006, when it was acquired by Respondent.

Hmm. Melbourne IT wasn’t the registrant of this domain name. Mailbank merely registered the domain name through Melbourne IT as the registrar. Also, since when is Melbourne IT known for its cybersquatting activities?

Despite these amazing insertions, the panel declined to find reverse domain name hijacking.

Still, Tucows has another win for its record.

See also: Tucows Wins UDRP for Surname Domain

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