A couple of weeks ago, Hayward.com was awarded to the complainant, Hayward Industries in a UDRP decision. It comes as no surprise that the owner of the domain name, WebQuest.com, Inc, filed a lawsuit to retain this geographical domain name. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in the Fresno office of the California Eastern District Court.
Lawsuits may be expensive, but they are necessary when it comes to asset protection. Companies should realize that while a UDRP may seem like an inexpensive and cost-effective way to take possession of a high value domain name, a favorable UDRP decision will almost certainly end up in court, where both parties will need to engage in an expensive legal battle.
Thanks to George for the tip.