Earlier this year, I reported that a UDRP was filed against DAE.com. The complainant in the UDRP is Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. The UDRP was decided by a three member panel, and the decision went in favor of the domain respondent. Attorney Jason Schaeffer of ESQWire.com represented the domain respondent, who will retain the domain name as a result.
As reported in the original article, the domain registrant acquired the domain name via GoDaddy Auctions for $126,000. Reportedly, the complainant in the UDRP offered to buy the domain name for $200,000 via a broker from GoDaddy shortly after the conclusion of the auction. From what I gather, it appears that the domain registrant was communicating with multiple parties, perhaps related to (or working with) the complainant prior to the UDRP filing. The respondent believes the UDRP is a “Plan B” filing because the attempt to acquire the domain name via negotiation had failed.