LH.com is back online.
As you may recall, Lufthansa Airlines won a highly criticized UDRP decision for the name, but Future Media Architects, the owner of LH.com immediately filed suit to prevent the transfer of the domain name. FMA owns a tremendous number of great domain names, and they have a policy of never selling a domain name.
While a UDRP prevents the transfer of a domain name or changes made to it, a lawsuit generally stops the website from working.
As of this morning, LH.com is back online.
Hats off to FMA
Thunayan must be pleased to get this gem back!
that was the most absurd case of URDP ever!
second good news of the week, after Kentucky Appeals Court’s ruling.
Im glad FMA has won this beautiful domain back!
Lufthansa Airlines had now no right to this domain!
My bet was they tried to buy it and FMA said no so threaten to take him to court.
Glad they didnt get the domain in the end.
Outcomes like this one, assuming it is final, are quite good for the domain industry. UDRP abuses and reverse hijacking must be challenged.
It is good to see such a worrying decision overturned. I can’t help but think that it may not have been so had the owner not been well versed in UDRP abuses having been through it many times. If a non-savvy, cash-rich person had owned this domain, they would not have had the funds, knowledge nor resources to stand up to Lufthansa- this is the problem when being squeezed by the larger corporations, I hope something is done to offer compensation to domainers who are victims of reverse hijacking.
Anyone know the status of the FMA lawsuit against Lufthansa?
http://www.LH.com is now pointing to Lufthansa.