URS complaint filed for the New gTLD domain name dana.holdings

A URS complaint was filed on the New gTLD domain name dana.holdings yesterday. The complainant is not yet know but it is probably Dana Limited from Ohio that is registered in the trademark clearinghouse for the mark “dana”.

The domain was registered on February 7th from someone from Texas, USA. The domain name dana.holdings is already listed for sale using the InstantPage from Go Daddy.

The URS complaint was filed at the National Arbitration Forum that is the only URS provider at this time.

Because Dana Limited is registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse, it got an alert as soon as the domain name was registered and reacted with a URS complaint very fast. But they haven’t bought the Donuts DPML block so anyone can register a “dana” domain name at any time.

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.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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