Thursday, October 1, 2015


The Complainant, Fluor Corporation is a publicly traded construction company employing 40,000 people around the world. The Registrant, an unidentified individual, did not respond to the complaint. The Complainant first registered its mark FLUOR in Canada in 1973.  The Complainant was previously successful in ordering the transfer of a similar Domain Name on May 1, 2015.

The pay-per-click site was parked by GoDaddy therefore the Panel found that there was no evidence that the revenue generated was payable to the Registrant.  Furthermore, the "e-mail" document provided by the Complaint purporting a "fraudulent job posting" also did not appear to have any direct link to the Complainant, and raised additional questions such as what would happen when a recipient would communicate with the person that e-mailed them. However, the Panel found bad faith based on the Complainant's allegations taken together, and because the Registrant failed to respond. 

You can read the decision here.