The domain namess ibm.ventures and ibm.guru were suspended yesterday after the URS complaint by IBM. That is just 6 days after the URS complaint by IBM at the National Arbitration Forum on the 6th of February.
That was the first URS complaint filled for any New gTLD domain name.
Through the URS Procedure ICANN offers a lower-cost, faster path to relief for rights holders experiencing clear-cut cases of infringement caused by domain name registrations. The URS filling fee at the National Arbitration Forum is $375 for up to 14 domain names. The URS can only lead to suspension of the domain names. The URS will not provide the transfer of the disputed domain name to the trademark holder. If the trademark owner wants to take ownership of and use the disputed domain, it should instead file a UDRP complaint or other legal action.
Both domains were registered by someone from New Jersey that paid $1,239.99 for each domain name on day 3 of the Donuts Early Access Program (EAP).
Now the 2 domains are suspended meaning the the owner can’t use them, can’t transfer them and can’t renew them.
I suppose that the 2 domains will expire next year and no one will be able to register them after that as since filling for the URS complaint above, IBM has activated the DPML block.
Here is the domain name status at this time:
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