Top 2015 new gTLD sale looks like cybersquatting

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    One of the top secondary market domain sales of 2015, as reported by Sedo, appears to be a case of somebody selling a domain matching a trademark to the trademark’s owner.

    According to a press release yesterday, the domain basic-fit.fitness was the third-priciest reportable new gTLD domain sale handled by Sedo last year.
    It went for €7,949 ($8,634).
    Judging by Whois records, the buyer is the corporate owner of Basic-Fit, a chain of over 300 gyms in four European countries.
    It has at least one trademark on “Basic-Fit”.
    The original registrant, according to records cached by DomainTools, was a Belgian web designer.
    The domain seems to have changed hands around May last year. In April, it spent a couple of weeks under Whois privacy.
    The domain was registered August 27, 2014, the day .fitness exited its Early Access Period and domains were available at regular prices.

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