The battle over the France.com domain name was fought in a variety of legal settings, and it appears to be headed to another venue. A UDRP has been filed against France.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is WIPO Case D2022-1780.
The complainant in this UDRP is France.com, Inc. The current registrant of France.com is the French government. France.com currently forwards to the France.fr ccTLD, which hosts a tourism-focused website related to the country of France.
France.com, Inc. was the former registrant of France.com prior to a protracted legal battle over the domain name. Justia has a pretty good summary of what transpired, allowing the French government to wrest control of this valuable geodomain name asset.
The case appeared to have ended when the US Supreme Court “denied France.com Inc’s petition for review,” as reported last year by Reuters. This UDRP filing brings the fight to an entirely new venue.