Last week, I reported that there was a UDRP filed against the Oger.com domain name. One potential issue for the domain name owner is that the “under construction” landing page had pay per click (PPC) links prominently displayed next to a large photo. The owner smartly began forwarding the domain name elsewhere (likely after becoming aware of the landing page), but here’s how it looked:
My guess is the owner was not receiving any of the revenue generated on clicks. If that assumption is correct, this means the landing page adds risk to the owner without any reward that I can see.
Yesterday afternoon, I saw that a UDRP was filed against YouAskedForIt.com, a domain name that had been registered for quite some time. I visited the domain name to see what was there and I saw another type of “under construction” landing page from Network Solutions. As you can see, there are no pay per click advertising links or anything else on the landing page:
Obviously having a landing page without PPC links doesn’t prevent the domain name from becoming the subject of a UDRP or other litigation (as evidenced by the UDRP filing). However, it is likely the complainant in the first UDRP will cite the PPC links and the complainant in the second wouldn’t have that type of evidence (unless the landing page rotates or changes).
I am curious about why there are two different types of under construction landing pages from Network Solutions.