A UDRP has just been filed against the domain name OxfordDictionary.com by Oxford University Press which publishes the Dictionary.
The domain was first registered in 2002 and is currently under privacy.
The domain name goes to a parked page full of references for Oxford Dictionary.
Why the publishers failed to take any action for 10 years is anyone’s guess.
It should be noted that the publishers haven’t even spent $10 to register the domain name, TheOxfordDictionary.com which is unregistered at this point.
The offical site for the Oxford Dictionary is OxfordDictionaries.com
There is not a trademark in the USPTO for the term “Oxford Dictionary”, the publisher’s have a Trademark for the three letters representing Oxford English Dictionary “OED”.
According to Wikipedia.org, The Oxford Dictionary was first published in 1884
“The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, is the self-styled premier dictionary of the English language. Work began on the dictionary in 1857:103–4,112 but it was not until 1884 that it started to be published in unbound fascicles as work continued on the project under the name A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by The Philological Society.
In 1933, it fully replaced the name in all occurrences to The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in its reprinting as twelve volumes with a one volume supplement and more supplements came over the years until in 1989 when the second edition was published in twenty volumes.”