A UDRP has been filed against the domain name BusinessForSale.com
The Domain is actually a full blown site with containing listings of businesses for sale.
The domain name was purchased from Marchex for $150,000, in 2011.
The company filing the complainant and seeking to grab the domain name Businessforsale.com is Dynamis Limited, whose site is Dynamis.co.uk
Dynamis describes itself as being:
“A leading online publisher focused upon delivering exciting web titles and technologies within the classifieds marketplace. Our primary aim is connecting entrepreneurs, business intermediaries and marketplaces within the B2B and B2C arenas. We already have a world leading portfolio of titles that assist individuals operating within the business transfer, franchising, business start-up and business opportunity marketplaces. This portfolio is growing and in addition we also provide innovative technical services to clients allowing them to fully leverage the power of the internet and online classified advertising.”
Dyamis owns the domain name Businessesforsale.com which it describes as:
“Established as the leading global website for connecting buyers and sellers of businesses. It is a one-stop shop for the business transfer marketplace, with business owners, entrepreneurs and intermediaries using the site regularly to buy and sell business opportunities. Business buyers using the site include:
- Corporate organisations
- Existing business owners
- Management Buy In and Management Buy Out teams
- Private equity houses
- Overseas investors
- First time buyers looking to get into business
There are over 60,000 businesses for sale advertised on the site. This content is also promoted throughout our partner network, which includes FT.com, Fish4.co.uk, Tiscali.co.uk, ThisIsMoney.co.uk and many other business portals.
The website boasts over 300,000 registered users and attracts over 1 million unique visitors each month”
The company also owns the domains FranchiseSales.com, PropertySales.com,
BusinessForSale.com says they have listings for 36,324 businesses for sale or about 60% of what the Complainant says their site has.
We will be sending this one over to the Domain Hall Of Shame Reverse Domain Name Hijacking watch list.