A UDRP has just been filed against Frank Schilling’s Name Administration on the domain name WalkTheWalk.com.
The company filing the complaint is Walk the Walk Worldwide, whose site is at WalkTheWalk.org
According to the organization’s site it operates a charity since 1998 centered in the UK.
Walk the Walk Worldwide has two trademark registered with the USPTO for walk the walk, one in September 2009 filed in 2007 and one registered in 2004 which was filed in 2001.
Of course Walk the Walk is a often used phrase going well back before the existence of a charity.
As an owner of a lot of these type of domain name its clearly that the organization knew of the existence of the expression when choosing its name and now seeks to claim ownership of a phrase they didn’t create.
WalkTheWalk.org has an original creation date of 1999 but the organization didn’t acquired the domain until 2007
According to DomainTools.com Name Administration has owned the domain name WalkTheWalk.com since January 2005.