Sedo has a blacklist of domains.
Sedo even uses the email address of Blacklist at Sedo.de to send these notices out:
Here is what one of these messages look like:
Dear Mr. Admin,
We are writing to inform you that Sedo has received a complaint of potential trademark infringement regarding the use of the following domain names in conjunction with Sedo services:
Due to the famous nature of the trademark contained in the domain at issue, Sedo is forced to remove your domain from the domain marketplace and parking program at this time. This action in no way affects your registration or control of the domain, your Sedo user account or the other domains you have listed for sale or parked with Sedo. However, due to the potential of infringement of a famous mark Sedo must do the following:
– Suspend the domain name from our domain marketplace
– Suspend the domain name from our parking program
“”Sedo takes great pains to strike a balance between the legitimate rights of domain owners and third party intellectual property owners and require verification of legal complaints before taking any action against a domain listed for sale or parked with Sedo.””
That is one I got.
Another domainer send me a blacklisting he received on one of this domains:
I check there are no federal trademarks for the term “Miami cruise lines”
Another blacklist I got was for fortbaynard.com which is a territory in New Mexico, again no federal trademark on either Fort Baynard or Ftbaynard
So one has to wonder Sedo actual does what they say:
We “require verification of legal complaints before taking any action against a domain listed for sale or parked with Sedo”
I mean it takes one minute to determine if there is of isn’t a federal trademark on a term.
On other other hand, not only listed on Sedo’s system, but in actual auctions with bids are these two gems:
Yeah who would possibly see a trademark problem with either of those domains?
Sure its great if auction and parking systems want to try to keep their platforms clean, but if they are going to do it, how about really doing it in a proper and effective manner fair to all parties.