Marchex Sales, LLC (“Respondent”), represented by John Berryhill just beat back a UDRP on the domain name WebAnywhere.com that was brought by Webanywhere Ltd of the UK.
At the end of the day this was a slam dunk case decided by a three member panel with the only remaining question is why the panel didn’t find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.
WebAnywhere trademark in the UK was registered in September 2010.
Marchex has owned the domain name since 2004.
Marchex offered to sell the domain name for $30K which is a bargain in my opinion, but instead the Complainant rejected the opportunity to buy the domain and filed this ridiculous and groundless UDRP instead.
There wasn’t a mention of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in the decision but I have no idea why.