The three-letter domain name ABG.com has gotten hit with a UDRP.
The domain name is being held under brand protection company CSC Corporate Domains, Inc on behalf of an unknown client
The domain is not resolving at the moment.
It appears the domain was sold in the past few days having been listed for sale at igloo.com
It’s not uncommon for the big corporate brand protection companies like CSC or Mark Monitor to hold domains for their clients in their own name for a period of time.
The company that immediately comes to mind is Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.(NYSE:ABG) but we have no idea if they are the one’s who bought the domain or filed the complainant or are otherwise involved.
There are at least five live trademark in the USPTO for the term ABG.
We will keep our eye on this one.
anyone that buys or sells a 3-letter domain needs to factor in UDRP costs – and needs to factor hefty legal costs associated with defending under ACPA = i guess that makes the domain (and similar) worth that much more when a real court throws it out ?
Just mentioned this possibility in Jamie’s recent article Oct 1st.
“the owner would have to retain ownership in some capacity to retain value because once he sells it, the new owner UDRP liability goes up ” ( treated as a new reg)
Can’t see how they can claim anything since it’s only a couple of days.
Treating a sale as a new reg. and opening the door for “bad faith” is “bad policy”.
the complainant gets probably a 75% chance of getting the kangaroos to take it away – because that is what keeps the kangaroos employed – so another $200K plus is needed in legal for the new owner to retain it in a real court.