A UDRP has just been filed on the three letter domain name EZQ.com
EZQ.com is owned by someone in China.
The whois only pulls up a name of the registrant:
The domain is currently being forwarded to another domain nnol.com
Using domain tools I see that the current domain registrant is just listed with a vague address in China and that the domain moved over to the current owner in March.
The previous owner was EZQuest, Inc of Anaheim, California (Hence the EZQ) who seemed to have a line of Cinema Equipment (screenshot below) on the site.
So it appears this UDRP was filed to recover a stolen domain name.
Generally the UDRP is not set up for the recovery of a stolen domain name, and some panels have so held, yet after ICANN committee studies, numerous cases of domain theft including some going to jail, there does not seem to be any good, quick remedy for a domain owner to recover a stolen domain like there is for a Trademarked domain.
While Trademark Owners continue propose quicker, faster and cheaper ways of taking domain names away from lawful domain holders and get the continued support of ICANN, its seems like no one is sticking up for or worried about the most obvious clearest victim of domain abuse, the domain holder that has had it’s domain stolen.
Once the complainant of the UDRP is fully revealed I think we will see this is yet another case of domain theft with a desperate owner trying to get their property back.
Its already been almost 3 months and for those whose business depends on their website, its way too long.
The domain name owner was represented by Steven Rinehart of Salt Lake City, which not only handled the UDRP but the plus subsequent federal ACPA litigation in which I got the ex parte injunction the day the case was filed.