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USPS on a UDRP Spree

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It looks like the United States Postal Service (USPS) is on a UDRP filing spree. A search of pending UDRP filings at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) shows 11 UDRP filings that have been made recently. These 11 UDRPs include nearly 40 domain names. Some of the domain names involved in the USPS UDRP filings include:

  • uspsx.com
  • usps.sale
  • uspsglobal.com
  • uspstrackingservice.com
  • usps-nlu.com
  • usps.info
  • usps.site

It is no surprise, but it looks like all of the domain names have USPS in them, so the Postal Service seems to be protecting its marks. I find it interesting that the USPS paid quite a bit to file UDRPs for domain names such as USPS.sale, USPS.info, and USPS.site. The USPS has filed plenty of UDRPs in the past, so it is a bit peculiar that the organization didn’t buy/reserve these new gTLD domain names right when they come out. Perhaps this is changing because a Whois lookup of USPS.app shows that the domain name is registered to a law firm. That domain name is not resolving though.

I did a search for “USPS” related domain names at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and I do not see any results for UDRP filings there.

Of note, the NAF does not reveal the complainant prior to the decision being published, so there is a very small chance the UDRP filings were not made by the US Postal Service. I also looked up decided UDRPs at the NAF, and there are other UDRP filings made by the United States Postal Service from prior years, so I am pretty confident they are behind the USPS UDRP filings.

From what I can see, the USPS has a stellar record when it comes to UDRP filings, and it would not be surprising to see the USPS prevail with these UDRP filings.


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Comments (1)

    Paul

    Fun background story.

    I went to high school with the USPS Postmaster General Megan Brennan. We both graduated 1980.

    Even back then, in the 70’s, she was complaining about cybersquatters and domain names!

    June 7th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

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