I’ve been following the antics of EUBrowser for some time now, but I almost missed the Google domains!
John, luckily, spotted that little move.
I didn’t spot the handover, as the domains were subject to a UDRP that was cancelled, so no decision was published.
To date we’ve seen only a handful of their domains being moved back to the holders of the intellectual property that was being infringed.
The highest profile squat that still doesn’t seem to have been contested, at least not in public, is still bebo.ie.
At present it is pointing to a “site” that was very obviously put together to keep the IP lawyers at bay, while also infringing IP – bebo.hu.
So the EUBrowser pair aren’t just after .ie domains.. they also seem to like the idea of doing the same in Eastern Europe.
Do they honestly think that their registrations will pass the test if they are ever challenged by Bebo?
I somehow doubt it. It reminds me of the Skype.co.uk decision.