Reported in Domain Wire, Green Roads of Florida, LLC a US based company that produces hemp based products by experienced pharmacist paid a extremely high price for a failed domain name dispute for the domain name greenroads.com.
The company filed a UDRP with World Intellectual Property Organization in October, 2018. They came up against domain name DRP expert and attorney John Berryhill and subsequently tried to withdraw the case, however, the domain owner refused to allow this.
In January, the three-person panel found in favor of the domain owner. One of the panelists found reverse domain name hijacking. According to the UDRP Rules, reverse domain name hijacking is defined as follows: “Reverse Domain Name Hijacking means using the [UDRP] in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain-name holder of a domain name.”
Subsequently, it was reported that Green Roads of Florida, LLC paid a premium for the domain name, no less than $160,000 USD. That would certainly take the high out of any situation and is a cautionary tale to make sure that you properly consult with domain name experts about any complaint you may be thinking about.
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