The UDRP case regarding SIMPLEDOLLAR.COM


Soda LLC found Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Highjacking on 16 year old domain name

  The WIPO panelist found Soda LLC represented by DuBois, Bryant & Campbell, LLP to be Reverse Domain Name Hijackers.


The owner of registered it in 2000.

The Complainant's website ( wasn’t launched until 2006.


The ruling on the case (Soda LLC v. SIMPLEDOLLAR.COM) can be found at WIPO Case No. D2016-0038


In deciding that the Complainant was guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, the panelist's conclusion sums up by saying:

"Had Complainant considered prudently the elements of bad faith under the third element of the Policy, and done its homework regarding the Telstra case on which Complainant relied, Complainant should have been able to determine easily that the circumstances in this case differ fundamentally from those in Telstra, and there could be no finding of bad faith."


There are news stories about the domain name UDRP case on "The Simple Dollar is a reverse domain name hijacker" and " : UDRP delivers a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking".

There are numerous sources for "Reverse Domain Name Hijacking".  Amongst these are and (which includes a current list of those found guilty of trying to Reverse Hijack a Domain Name in which they had no legal rights. In other words they tried to bully the rightful owners into relinquishing their property and forcing these innocent parties to spend thousands to defend what they already own).

See also Does the UDRP do more harm than good? and The UDRP: A Problem at the Core of the Internet


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