A complaint was just filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on the domain name Vanity.com.
Beyond the fact that an undisclosed complainant is trying to take away a dictionary word domain, the even more shocking part is that the domain name is not parked, not inactive but a fully developed site owned by a company named Vanity.com, Inc.
The site has a members area and has sections for Fashion, Beauty, Cosmetic Surgery, well all things about vanity.
The case number is 1443435.
The complainant is not yet listed.
The word Vanity has 27,900,000 results on Google so it’s an often used word.
The UDRP is well out of control now, where those wanting to acquire a domain name that is unavailable due to use or price, are now taking a risk free shot at grabbing the domain name from its lawful owner.
We need UDRP reform and we need it now.