Domain names seem to be controlled by WIPO which has produced UDRP. UDRP rules can be arbitrated by a few different agencies. Is there any way to take ownership of a domain name that is confusingly similar and being squatted?
A client of my owns
cross-med.com, I'd like to know what it would cost to get the spammer's un-hyphenated version. The best I can see WIPO charges $1,300 for a one-panel judge to decide these matters? Is there no cheaper way to get ownership of a domain from an obvious squatter?
I sent a letter to the registered owner,
how much are you looking for crossmed.com?
This was his response,
Hello Evan Carroll You can buy this domain name the original owner asking fixed price at 10000GBP($15200) through the SEDO.COM. May i ask you how much you can offer for this domain? If you agree $10000 i will contact the original owner to negotiate for you. Thank you.
Regards John Stone Lee
He actually asked for $10,000 for the domain name. I threatened to go to WIPO,
No, I'll give you $300 or I'll file a UDRP/WIPO. Regards
And, this was his laughable response,
Hi friend Are you menace me now? Sorry but sadly only I hold on this domain Admin contact to charge my credits from the original domain owner. I think you are novice domainer. Please send file to WIPO. Now I can tell you the future result of WIPO, you will lost WIPO fees and it doesn't matter whether you can win the game or not. Maybe I can help you so please let me know when the original domain owner accuse you at the Korea Law Court (if he lose the WIPO game.) My fee is only $30000 another lawyers asking fee is at least bottom $50000. Thanks you and make an offer $300. Good Luck! John Stone Lee
How do I get these foreign Capitalist domain-speculating mooches to hand over this domain name?