2018 has seen 3L .COM’s become a prime target for UDRPs. In most cases, these are domains that have been held by the same person for a long time, often long before the company filing the UDRP was created. Still, when a company doesn’t want to pay five or six-figures for a domain name, they often turn to UDRP to scoop up the domain for pennies on the dollar.
The reality is that there’s a whole world of people out there who have no idea what domain names are worth and what they sell for all the time. Here are some examples from the last few months:
Great.com – $900,000
Liquid.com – $750,000
DAX.com – $500,000
Inspection.com – $335,000
DXB.com – $220,000
Can.com – $155,000
WJX.com – $150,000
(Source – DNJournal)
The latest UDRP involves DVT.com a domain name that was originally registered back in 1995. I first read about the UDRP on DomainInvesting.com:
A UDRP was filed against the three letter .com domain name, DVT.com. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is WIPO case #D2018-0738. (Source – DomainInvesting.com)
Since the domain is privately registered, all we can do is guess about who owns it. What I do know is that it’s always scary to see UDRP being used as a way to acquire a domain when someone thinks the price is too high. While I can’t say that’s what’s happening in this case, it happens all the time.
I’ll be interested to see how this one pans out, but darn, I can’t stand seeing a fresh UDRP on another 3L .COM.
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