Beats Electronics, Inc. best know for the Dr. Dre Beats Headphone products known as Beats By Dre just filed a UDRP on the domain name Beats.com
The company official website is beatsbydre.com
The domain name, Beats.co is owned by Innovation HQ, Inc. and goes to a parked page with music related links but noting directly related to headphones of Dr. Dre’s products.
Interestingly the domain name Beats.com also goes to a parked page, but interestingly Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics filed the UDRP against the shorter Beats.co rather than Beats.com
However complainant have a excellent track records going after .co’s winning over 99% of the time, I think the complainant in this case is clearly overreaching and hopefully will wind up with our first Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding for a .co.
We will keep you updated on this domain
very interesting story!!
If they get the .co they will go after the .com
Also a ‘co’ vs. ‘com’ mistype in the 1st sentence:
“… just filed a UDRP on the domain name Beats.com” [should be .co]
might have more to do with the fact that the original registration of Beats.com is 1996… long before Dre Dre had anything to do with his new headphones… the .co, however, does not share that trait.
Still should be reverse hijacking though.