Facebook busts 101 .TOP domains in massive UDRP


Do you have a Facebook ? A UDRP Respondent had 101.

Facebook filed a UDRP against the Polish owner of 101 .TOP domains, for obvious trademark violations, involving the “Facebook” and “Instagram” marks it owns.

The massive UDRP was decided at the WIPO, and despite the Respondent’s unofficial response wishing to cancel these domains, the case proceeded.

Here is the list of the .TOP domains involved in this UDRP by Facebook:

Looks like the Respondent registered those domains targeting Facebook users, although they all forward to the web site

To reap SEO benefits, each .TOP domain would have to be developed into a live portal.

Louis-Bernard Buchman, sole panelist, had an easy job with this and ordered the Facebook-related domains to be transferred to Facebook, Inc.

For the full text of this UDRP decision, click here.

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