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Re: [ga] More UDRP Proceedings

At 22:45 12.01.00 -0800, Ellen Rony wrote:

>It's interesting that in two of the new proceedings, the domain names were
>registered in January and December 1995, respectively.  I'm disturbed by
>the notion that a domain registrant's remains vulnerable to a challenge in

Seems to me that the logic of the agreements is that any domain name holder 
must agree to the new rules in order to get his domain name registration 
renewed; thus they are indeed vulnerable to challenge in perpetuity, and 
the challengers are assuming that all domains are challengeable *now*.

Note that under the UDRP, the following (among others) is considered 
evidence of your rights to the domain name (section 4 c (i)):

>(i) before any notice to you of the dispute, your use of, or demonstrable 
>preparations to use, the domain name or a name corresponding to the domain 
>name in connection with a bona fide offering of goods or services

So either the 1995 domain names have lain fallow for 5 years, or 
demonstration of rights in the name should be easy, and the case is not 
decidable under the UDRP.


Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway