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Okay.. So I have a LLL.com and it's a acronym.

I am planning to sell it to a company in Scotland but I am worried about any possible WIPO's.

Example:.

My domain is XYZ.com.

Their company name is X____ Y_____ Z_____..

Their domain is also xyz.co.uk.

Has anyone dealt with this issue before?.

Any comments appreciated...

Comments (8)

Not up on the complete technicallities of the law hell can barely spell it.....lol but xyz.com could stand for lots of things, dnquest is your man...

Comment #1

Dont go to that company and sell to them, just let them or any interested buyers come to you. Be patient...

Comment #2

Yes, by contacting said company you would be demonstrating bad faith, and would stand little chance in any legal battle that could transpire...

Comment #3

Acronyms are tough, there are many obvious ones.. AOL, IBM, HP... then there are lesser ones nobody has heard of, but they may have rights to the acronym. With your example, the acronym is used to identify the company, though many times companies try to overreach, In UDRPs, all they need to do is show they have rights to a domain. That this means is they need to prove bad faith and really convince the panelist(s) that you indeed registered and/or used the domain in bad faith. Offering a domain for sale can construed as bad faith.

Develop the domain and let them come to you. It is best you create interest in the domain...

Comment #4

I agree you are best NOT to actively market it to someone who already uses the acronym. If they want it, let them come to you.

I've only ever had one UDRP filed against me. It was by an educational institution using a three letter acronym in which I had the .us version. They were using the .edu version and filed UDRP's on the com/net/org, and my .us within days of each other. The com/net/org all gave up without a fight and didn't file an answer. I filed a lengthy answer accusing them of reverse domain hijacking, which I think I could have won. Their attorney called and made a settlement offer to buy and dropped the UDRP.

You don't really need to actively market TLA's. They are rare enough, eventually someone will contact you. Even obscure ones will sell since companies will go so far as to create the new company name to fit an acronym they can get for a fair price...

Comment #5

Hi! Not actively market a domain goes as far as not cashparking it?..

Comment #6

For an acronym, you should be able to park it for income. If you can control the keywords so they don't select someone already using the acronym, so much the better. By actively marketing, I mean offering it to someone already using the acronym as their website or company name. Just doing so, makes it look like you are trying to profit from their known acronym already in use.

Another way is to look for companies that might find value not as their name, but as their stock ticker symbol. Or a small company using a longer name that could benefit from switching to the shorter acronym for a website or email...

Comment #7

AdoptableDomains, thank you for that explanation/advice!.

I registered some 4-letter .mobi domains that are Portuguese words, but are also acronyms and/or company names. I was actually thinking of doing something like this, but it looks like it's better to play safe...

Comment #8


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