The “Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola” just filed a UDRP on the domain name Gorgonzola.xyz
Gorgonzola of course is a cheese, and Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola translates to “Consortium for the Protection of the Gorgonzola Cheese” yes seriously and they own the domain name Gorgonzola.com.
Its pretty amazing how much you learn writing a blog:
“Following the Stresa meeting of all major European experts in the dairy sector, an agreement was entered into on 1st June 1951 for the protection of the most important and typical European dairy products. The Italian Parliament approved the Law No. 125 on the protection of designations of origin and typicality of main Italian cheeses on 10 April 1954. The following year, precisely on 30 October 1955, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Grana-Padano, Gorgonzola, Pecorino Romano, Fontina, and Pecorino Siciliano designations of origin were officially acknowledged by the Italian Decree D.P.R. 1269”
A lot of people are chatting about the value of .XYZ domain names and here we have an organization dedicated to “protection of Gorgonzola cheese” (there’s something I never thought I would write) who is spending somewhere around $5K in filing and legal fees in an attempt to get the domain name Gorgonzola.xyz.
Now here is the really interesting part.
This is the first and only UDRP filed by the cheese protectors or on the word “Gorgonzola” although Gorgonzola.net and gorgonzola.info are parked and Gorgonzola.org is owned by a third-party.
The group does own the domain name Gorgonzola.it the ccTLD for Italy
The domain name Gorgonzola.xyz was just registered in August and does not resolve.