I was reading through the new UDRP cases, and I saw that Zions Bancorporation filed a UDRP for ten new gTLD domain names. Zions Bancorporation is a holding company with several subsidiaries in the banking business. Related companies include Zions Bank, Amegy Bank of Texas, California Bank & Trust, National Bank of Arizona, Nevada State Bank, and several others.
The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the cost of the filing was $2,000, not including legal fees. The domain names appear to be registered by the same London-based registrant, which is why the company was able to file a UDRP for all of these domain names at one time.
The domain names that are subject to this particular UDRP are:
In addition to this UDRP, Zions Bancorporation recently filed four other UDRPs at WIPO. The company filed individual UDRP cases on the following domain names:
It’s interesting to me because it would seem that there is an endless amount of typo possibilities, and spending $1,500 on each UDRP is a considerable amount of money. I suppose it is less expensive and quicker than filing a lawsuit. It also sends a message to people who buy and monetize domain names that could be infringing on their brand name(s).