Parking dooms owner of F5.net in UDRP

domainking131

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Why would you park a domain like this one?

There are several reasons that the Chinese owner of F5.net just lost the domain name in a UDRP to F5 Networks, Inc.

But one of them should be a warning for owners of short domains: the ads on the parked page were related to the complainant’s business.

While I believe the overarching conclusion of panelist Warwick A. Rothnie–that the Chinese domain investor was aware of the complainant–is wrong, I also believe parking a domain like F5.net and showing ads is stupid.

Short domains are tradable assets. Parking won’t generate much revenue on most of these domains, and is more likely to hurt than to help you.

Parking a domain can actually help you in a UDRP if you show that you’re displaying ads related to the descriptive nature of the domain. But what’s the descriptive nature of F5? Or similar domains?


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