Fédération Française de Tennis that runs the Roland Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament is going after a lot of domain names lately using the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).
The official Roland Garros website is located at rolandgarros.com. Roland Garros is also know as the French Open tennis tournament.
Fédération Française de Tennis has won 3 UDRP complaints lately. The first was for the domain name rolandgarrostickets.com and the other was for the domain frenchopen2014.com. Just in time for this years French Open that runs from May 25th to June 8th 2014 in Paris.
They also won the UDRP complaint for these 6 domain names against Ticketfinders International LLC:
Fédération Française de Tennis won french-open.org in UDRP earlier this year and the domain rolandgarros.co in 2011.
What is interesting is that these domains are free to register:
While the Fédération Française de Tennis owns the .net versions:
This is called poor domain name management and is usually paid in lawyer and UDRP fees.
Why go for the open when you can have the whole country?
…and hundreds more of the country type. It’s clearly a violation to register actual events.