Occasionally cybersquatters will be very bold and aggressive with the domains they register. In this case the squatter registered sasoldocs.com and sasoldocs.mobi with the intent to sell the domain names and/or sell its products to the Complainant (Sasol) and used the domain names as a bargaining chip in its negotiations. Lexsynergy filed a complaint with the UDRP and presented evidence that the squatter had engaged in a pattern of bad faith registrations and had targeted many well-known South African and International trademarks.
The UDRP panelists found that the domain name infringed on Sasol’s trademark and that the squatter was using the domain in bad faith.
Lexsynergy was successful in recovering the domain names sasoldocs.com and sasoldocs.mobi. Read the full decision here: