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Cambridge University files UDRP on Cambridge.com

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  1. sdsinc Iceland

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    This UDRP doesn't surprise me at all.
    The university has a good track record, so I am surprised they are only acting now.
    I would say that the heavy focus on education and online courses on cambridge.com doesn't exactly help.

    For some reason, it reminds me of the epic case of octopus.com.
    Sometimes people make life unnecessarily difficult.
     
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  3. gimpydog United Kingdom

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    Nice to see Mr Thornton has joined in the debate @ thedomains.com, but I fear he is flogging a dead 'un. Love some of the comments though...

    er...nope, Creation Date: 1992-09-21

    doh....I wonder why?

    presumably for £4.8 billion.

    OK, so I made the last one up. Oh why won't these voices in my head stop taunting me? Why...? :twisted:
     
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    The result will be interesting, 2 points against them would be the time it has taken for them to bother taking any action and there is city call Cambridge outside of Boston.

    I'd say they'll lose this one. Will be interesting to see the outcome given I have a geo (but not on a .com).

    Anyway the site shows 2 versions one for Cambridge US and Cambridge UK, nice idea putting across the dual location to back up their case it can be applied to both countries, also the ads will likely use your IP and show the most relevant results, the US ads will likely be different.
     
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    You dont have to prove exclusive rights, just rights. An if you think how many people in the USA will want to go to Cambridge UK, any dual ad serving is going to be a weak defence.
     
  6. cannybagotudor United Kingdom

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    If they win, it means anyone holding a city name domain can lose it just because some authority as decided they like the name. I'll stick with them losing.

    I don't know how long the process takes, but I guess it could drag out.
     
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    But it's beyond the domain name to the content on their site

    Would they have tried this if they hadn't put educational related stuff like selling online courses on the site? I doubt it

    That I know of they haven't tried a DRS against Cambridge.co.uk and that process I believe is more simple and cheaper than .com is

    ^ But the co.uk site you couldn't confuse to being related to the University.
     
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