UDRP: difficulties with distributors and domain names

Sanosil AG sought the transfer of the domain name ‘sanosil-mena.com’ under the UDRP. The panel assumed that the respondent's intent at the time of registration was to secure the most suitable online identity for a distributor conducting business in the MENA region. It was more likely that the respondent registered the domain name in the expectation of a commercial agreement being concluded with the complainant.

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