Wednesday, November 28, 2012
#206 - jared.ca - COMPLAINT DISMISSED
The Registrant registered the domain name on April 26, 2001. The Complainant, Sterling Jewellers Inc. has been in business since 1993 but only registered its Jared trademark in Canada in 2008. The Complainant did not satisfy its onus in proving that the Domain name was registered in bad faith. The panel was persuaded that the domain name was registered by Jared's father with the intention of having his son establish an online presence once he was old enough. This was persuasive based on the surrounding circumstances - the Domain Name had not been used since 2001, there were no attempts at selling the domain; and Jared was born just before the registration date. Wish my dad was that smart!!! (and that my name was Jared - I'm certain I would be receiving a large monetary offer to purchase my domain following this decision).
You can read the decision here.