After losing a well publicized UDRP decision on WiiU.com, Nintendo allowed other bang on Wii domain names to drop this week only to sit by and watch them be re-registered by companies other than Nintendo.
We have pointed this corporate mentality many times before, one in which company’s are willing to spend thousands of dollars in costs and fees to file UDRP’s to attempt to gain control of domains while sitting back watching equally as good or better trademark infringing domains to simply drop.
Just this week these domain dropped and we caught by company’s or person’s other than Nintendo.
There were other Wii domains that dropped this week as well and remain unregistered but since they are TM infringing domains we will not publish them.
Here is a case where a company Nintendo which has filed 30 UDRP’s in the past to go after domains names costing on average, what we estimate to be $5,000 in filing fees and attorney fees each, which is not even trying to get domains off the drop for what could be between $10 registration fee and a $69 backorder fee through one of the drop catchers.
WiiSport.com was registered back in April 27th 2006 the same day that Nintendo registered WiiSports.com (Duh).
The domain WiiSport.com appears to have had 4 owners since then including its most recent owner as of a few days ago is a HyoJung Park of Korea.
Gamesforwii.com was also registered originally around the same date April 29th 2006th and its new owner is a Joe Zhang of Beijing.
Nintendo IP Policy get a Fail! from us.