Why did this case catch my eye? Well when the respondent tells WIPO that the domain is “available to lease” it’s going to catch my attention
WIPO have awarded John Wiley & Sons the domain webhostingfordummies.com following a UDRP dispute.
What surprised and amused me was the reply the registrant sent WIPO on being notified of the dispute:
The Respondent did not reply to the Complainant’s contentions. In response to notification of the Complaint, the Respondent sent two emails to the Center. The first email, sent by the Respondent on August 22, 2011, stated:
“If u would like to lease this domain name (<webhostingfordummies.com>) , u can contact me at 18707766055
The Center sent an email message to the Respondent on August 23, 2011, asking if this message was to be considered the Respondent’s Response in this matter. The Respondent sent another message to the Center on August 24, 2011 that stated:
“This domain is for sale 1,500.00 us via paypal. Upon payment will transfer ownership of domain to ur bulkregister account. Call me at 18707766055 for any questions or concerns.
That’s pretty “dumb”.
You can read the full decision here, but it’s pretty clear how that was going to go.
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