I've heard several people who've had somewhat similar stories of "fake lawyers" / cybersquatters attempting to steal their domains lately seems to be getting more common.
I haven't seen many UDRPs where someone has lost if they registered the domain before any trademarks were established. Someone pulls this stunt on me, they're going to be very sorry...
IMHO, the only time you should take such claims seriously is if/when you are contacted by your registrar about it...
Care to share the contact information used? It may help others facing the same issue..
Dismiss their claims and charge them aggressively with cybersquatting, reverse domain hijacking, extortion, wire fraud and pissing you off..
You have the right to put whatever content you want on your domain. It is also protected by Free Speech and Free Press..
It is also perfectly legal and ethical to sell your domain for whatever price you desire, as long as you don't intend to sell it to any owner of trademarks that might directly relate to your domain...
I would have given all the details except my lawyer says no. He says better safe than sorry. He also says his business in this area has icreased in the last several months. Sometimes it doesn't seem fair......
Exactly and get some lawyer he will tell you some more laws that they are breaking.
Make a hugelist of all that and show him once and tell him to back off.
Do it and show him that you do what you say...
Thats why we should always have a lawyer oversee any domain disputes!.
Also I would attempt to claim them for all costs!.
There are only two problems..
1. Lawyer costs $150 ~ $250 per hour.
2. It's very difficult to claim for any cost due to a lawsuit. You can file a claim or counterclaim to charge the other party with extortion, but that's what everyone does and the chance for it to hold up in court is second to none...