Well now this UDRP/trademark thing is officially just getting silly.
The domain name Stages.com, a generic domain name by any measure, has been hit with a UDRP after the domain was purchased in January for Over $14k, by a company that just filed for a trademark last week.
The UDRP was filed by Foundation Fitness LLC which filed a trademark on the term “Stages” way back on June 12, 2015.
Oh by the way that was just 7 days ago.
Today is June 19th.
The domain name was sold on Sedo in January for just $14,500 a pretty good bargain for the buyer in our opinion.
The “original” registration date for Stages.com is back in 2001 but Foundation Fitness LLC is trying to grab a domain based on a trademark registered just last week.
The trademark holder is claiming first use of 2011.
We are noticing more and more of these UDRP filed on domain names once they are sold, but this one with its recent registration seems to be pushing the bounds.
The domain name is going to a zero parking solution where the URL winds up going to a different site with each click.
We will keep our eye on this one