I was checking out the recent UDRP filings at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and I saw that Chrysler filed a UDRP for almost 1,000 domain names. In total, there were 940 domain names listed in this single UDRP filing.
The domain names in question appear to contain the names of a number of Chrysler brands, including Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep. The domain names are in a variety of extensions, including com, net, info, mobi…etc.
I checked out a few of the domain names to see how they are being used, and the Fiat names I checked are forwarded to FiatSale.com and the Alfa Romeo names I checked are forwarded to AlfaRomeoSales.com. Interestingly, those two domain names appear to be registered to a car dealership. Neither one of these landing page domain names are included in the UDRP filing.
It will be interesting to see how this UDRP plays out. At $10/name that’s almost $10k/year in domain names.