UDRP Decision: Deny Transfer of Limble.com Domain

Started by Domaining News, Mar 24, 2023, 02:51 AM

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Limble Solutions, Inc. has filed a UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) to take over the domain Limble.com from its current owner, who is a domain investor. The domain is currently listed for sale on SquadHelp with a price tag of $56,000.

According to the UDRP, the current owner of the domain claims that they bought it at a GoDaddy auction on July 16, 2021, because it appeared to be publicly available and had qualities that made it valuable and brandable. They argue that anyone should have been able to register such a domain.

The owner of the domain was represented by IP attorneys from ESQwire.com during the UDRP process. The three-member panel at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) did not find any evidence of bad faith in the registration and use of the domain.

The panel concluded that the owner had the right to register the domain as a short, brandable, memorable term made up of common words. They also took into account previous UDRP panel decisions that recognized business models involving the aggregation and resale of domain names as legitimate. There was no evidence of the owner using the domain to profit from the complainant's trademark rights.

It's worth noting that the landing page of Limble.com presents the domain as a brandable asset for sale, showcasing its qualities using SquadHelp's AI. There are no ads on the landing page that would infringe on the complainant's trademarks.

In the final decision, the transfer of the domain name Limble.com to the complainant was denied. Additionally, the respondent's request for a finding of reverse domain name hijacking was also denied.

This information is based on the administrative panel decision issued by the Arbitration and Mediation Center (Decision Case No. D2022-4900) regarding the dispute between Limble Solutions, Inc. and the domain owner, Domain Admin, Alter.com, Inc. Both parties are based in the United States, and they were represented by TechLaw Ventures, PLLC, and ESQwire.com, P.C., respectively.

The disputed domain name, limble.com, is registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC. The complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center on December 20, 2022. There were some changes regarding the registrant and contact information during the verification process, which led to an amendment to the complaint. The Center confirmed that the complaint, together with the amendment, met all the formal requirements of the UDRP.