Abuse of Administrative Process: Lolo LLC Guilty of RDNH

Started by Domaining News, Feb 02, 2023, 03:37 AM

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In the UDPR case against LOLO.com, the Respondent emerged victorious.

The domain was registered back in 1995 and appears to be listed for sale for more than $2,000,000 dollars. Lolo LLC, which has rights in the trademarks LOLO and LOLO GIFTS, filed the complaint against the Respondent. However, the panel found that the Complainant's case was brought in a manner that either knowingly or at least negligently misrepresented the factual matrix surrounding the ownership of the disputed domain name in the Complainant's attempt to prove bad faith.

 Despite having unsuccessfully attempted to purchase the domain, the Complainant proceeded with the complaint based on the notion that the Respondent had knowledge of their prior attempts to purchase the domain, without any reasonable factual or evidentiary basis. The Panel found that this amounted to an abuse of the administrative process and the Complainant was found guilty of engaging in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. Therefore, the transfer of the domain LOLO.com was denied to the Complainant.