eBay lays claim to Dominican Republic domain names

A rare case over .do domain names. 

eBay has filed a complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization for four domain names that use the Dominican Republic top level domain .do. The four domains are:

 

ebay.com.do
ebay.do
paypal.com.do
paypal.do

 

What I find interesting about this case is what you see if you visit any of the domains:

 

DOMAIN FOR SALE

info@ebay.do

We have adquire this domain in a bulk domain purchase and due to the nature of the domain name it is neccesary to stress out the following statements and facts:

-This is a business transaction we do not do favors.
-We buy generic latin america domain names.
-We are not related and we do not want to be related in any political way or kind with any political party in Dominican Republic.
-This purchase is on the basics of “first come first serve”, who pays owns the domain and we will transfer it.
-Allow 2hrs to verify payment and transfer the domain. We do not transfer domain without payment verification by PayPal.
-Takes 24hrs for complete transer.

 

 

Assuming the .do policy is similar to UDRP you can bet eBay will win this case.

 

Source: http://domainnamewire.com

 


Read about another World Intellectual Property Organization case:

 

Felipe Vicini, Vicini Group lost legal attack on Dominican Watchdog

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