‘toast.io’ decision: let's have a toast for the ‘.io’ Policy

Toast Inc, the owner of several TOAST marks, sought the transfer of ‘toast.io’ under the ‘.io’ Policy. The panel found that the way in which the respondent used the domain name was not in connection with a bona fide offering of goods/services, but reflected bad faith. Although some of the complainant’s arguments for bad faith were problematic, the panel noted that it is sufficient to demonstrate bad-faith use under the ‘.io’ Policy.

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